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The Noon Number: Locking It Down?

A look at a turn-around that might be a sign of good things to come

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Washington Capitals Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

2.55 - Capitals’ per-game goals-against since February 18 (28 goals allowed in 11 games), best in the Eastern Conference. The Caps have also allowed the second-fewest shots on goal per game (28.0; Carolina has yielded 27.0) over that span.

This strong stretch of defensive hockey comes on the heels of the team posting a 3.18 per-game goals-against while allowing 34.1 shots per outing from January 1 through February 17, so... reason for optimism?