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The Noon Countdown: For the Win

A look at a strong regular-season record

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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

...the total number of losses for the 2016-17 Capitals, fewest in the League. The Caps racked up just 19 losses in regulation and eight in the shootout last year; since 2005-06, only 12 other teams have finished with 19 or fewer losses in a full 82-game season (including both the 2015-16 Caps and the 2009-10 squad).

Over the last three seasons, no team has had fewer losses - total, regulation, or overtime/shootout - than the Caps, with a points percentage of .689 over that span.