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The Noon Number: No Time to Waste

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A look at some quick-strike capabilities by the Caps last night

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

17 - Number of seconds it took for Evgeny Kuznetsov to open the scoring in last night’s eventual Game 1 loss to the Penguins. That’s the second-fastest goal to open a playoff game in franchise history, just two seconds shy of the record held by Mike Gartner back on April 8, 1987 against the Islanders.

That wasn’t the only quick-strike goal to open a period last night, as Alex Ovechkin scored a relatively leisurely 28 seconds into the third period to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.