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The Noon Number: The Lion’s Share

A look at the captain’s contributions to the offense

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

20.8 - The percentage of the Capitals’ goal total this season that has been scored by Alex Ovechkin, the highest of any player in the NHL. Ovechkin currently leads the team (and is tied for the League lead) with 26 goals, roughly a fifth of the first-place Caps’ 125 goals. So, yeah... if he’s not in your Hart Trophy conversation at the season’s midpoint, adjust accordingly.

Here’s the breakdown of how each team’s top goal-scorer accounts for their overall offense (excluding team goals awarded for wins in the shootout, where Ovi has gone 2-for-3 including a game-deciding tally):

(Data via Corsica.Hockey and