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The Noon Number: Centers of Attention

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A look at a trio of producin’ pivots

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3 - Number of Capitals centers with at least 15 goals apiece, with Evgeny Kuznetsov having lit the lamp 21 times so far, 17 tallies from Nicklas Backstrom and another 15 from Lars Eller. Stick tap to Mike Vogel for the nugget, and for more:

... [T]he Caps have three centers with 15 or more goals for the first time since 1992-93 when Mike Ridley (26), Michal Pivonka (21) and Dale Hunter (20) each exceeded 15 goals. Remarkably, that 1992-93 campaign was the eighth consecutive season in which Washington had at least three pivots with 15 or more goals, this according to hockeyreference.com.

Alas, too bad this doesn’t look like the year that Jay Beagle is going to put it all together for 15 of his own, as were predicted for (lockout-shortened) 2013 <wink emoji>...