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The Noon Number: Backs Against the Wall

A look at how the Caps have fared recently in elimination games

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

4 - Number of wins for the Capitals under Barry Trotz when facing elimination, out of six games total. Three of those four wins have come against the Penguins, including their last two, with the fourth victory earned in Game 7 over the Islanders two seasons ago.

On the flip side, the Caps are just 2-6 when having the chance to eliminate their opponent over the last three playoff runs... although they’re 1-0 this year (and 1-1 in Game 7’s overall under Trotz).