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The Noon Number: Second Helping

A look at some middle-frame success by this year’s Caps

NHL: Washington Capitals at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

2 - Number of games this season in which the Capitals have been held off the scoresheet in the second period, including last night’s loss in Winnipeg, snapping a 13-game streak in which they had at least one goal in the middle frame.

Prior to last night, the only other game this season that saw the Caps go scoreless in the second period was also the only game period in which they didn’t score a goal in any period - a 6-0 shutout at the hands of the Devils back in early October.

The second period has thus far been their best of the three, and they are tied with Vancouver and Toronto for the most second-period goals in the League with 27; they have more than one second-period goal in seven of their first 18 games, and have scored at least three second-period goals three different times.