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The Noon Number: Storm Chaser

A look at some damage done to the ‘Canes over the years by the Caps’ captain

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

1.16 - Points per game for Alex Ovechkin against the Carolina Hurricanes over the course of his career, having racked up 80 points (33 goals, 47 assists) in 69 games vs. his frequent division rival. That’s the most points for a player in a Capitals sweater against the ‘Canes, with Nicklas Backstrom a distant second at 53 points in 49 games, and is the fifth-most points by any player against the team since their move to Raleigh - second-most among active players, trailing only Jaromir Jagr’s 122 points (90 games played).