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The Noon Number: Come Eller High Water

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A look at a rare overtime tally for the Caps’ third-line center

Washington Capitals v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Three Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

2 - Number of career overtime goals, regular season or playoffs, for Lars Eller in 657 games with the second coming last night in Columbus (you know, in case you missed it). Eller’s previous extra-time tally came as a member of the Canadiens back in April of 2015 against Detroit.

Eller joins Nicklas Backstrom (3), T.J. Oshie (1), Tom Wilson (1) and Brooks Orpik (1) as current Caps who have lit the lamp in playoff overtime. And yes, you read that correctly - the NHL’s all-time leader in regular season overtime goals (with 20) hasn’t done it in the playoffs... yet.