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The Noon Countdown: Killin’ It at Home

A look at how the Caps’ penalty kill clicked at home

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17 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also...

...the number of power-play goals given up by the Capitals at home in 2016-17, tied for the second-fewest in the League. The penalty killers had plenty of time to practice, given the fact that the Caps found themselves shorthanded a whopping 129 times at Verizon Center (sixth-most) - and checked in with the second-best home penalty kill (86.8%, behind only Boston’s 88%).