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The Noon Number: Ahead of the Game

A look at how the Caps have recently stayed ahead of the pack

NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

42:18 - Total amount of time in which the Capitals have trailed over their last nine games, dating back to March 10 - the lowest in the NHL over that span. The Caps are 8-1-0 in those last nine and have outscored opponents 36-23.

Since the start of the season, the Caps have the League’s best win percentage when leading after twenty minutes (.963) and have held a lead after the first and/or second period in 64 of their 76 games so far.

(h/t Caps Today)