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The Noon Number: Shattsburgh

A look at some heroics from the Caps’ blueliner

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

3 - Number of defensemen in Capitals’ franchise history who have scored a game-winning goal in overtime of a playoff series (per Elias). That elite club now includes Kevin Shattenkirk thanks to his Game 3 tally last night, joining Rod Langway (4/25/90 against the Rangers) and Mike Green (5/4/13, also against the Rangers).

The OT strike from Shattenkirk also marked his first career postseason overtime winner - and perhaps more surprisingly, his first playoff power-play goal - in 56 games played.