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The Noon Number: Fire At Will

A look at a fairly large difference between the two teams clashing tonight in Raleigh

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

5.9 - The difference between the Capitals’ all-situation shooting percentage (12.5) and tonight’s opponent, Carolina (6.6) so far this season, per Corsica.

The Caps average a ninth-worst 29.5 shots-for per game yet average 3.70 goals per game, second behind only Tampa’s 4.00; meanwhile in Raleigh, the ‘Canes lead the League with an average of 38.1 shots per game and yet have scored 36 fewer goals than the Caps in the same number of games (2.50 GF/gm).

Here’s a look at where both teams fall just at five on five: