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The Noon Number: Dozen Duo

A look at how the Caps’ top offensive guns have been firing at will

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4 - Number of sets of teammates to both score at least 12 goals in a single postseason over the last 20 years, with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov becoming the latest duo to join this elite club. The last teammates to accomplish this were Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in 2009; Detroit’s Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg did it the year before, and Ruslan Fedotenko and Brad Richards both hit the 12-goal mark back in 2004.

Ovechkin has posted 14 goals so far this spring, tying him with John Druce for the franchise record in a single playoff run, while Kuznetsov is just two behind with 12 goals in his own right.

Not surprisingly, those gaudy goal totals are accompanied by some pretty decent underlying stats. When skating together at five-on-five this postseason, Ovechkin and Kuznetsov have put up a 52.32 shot-attempt percentage (304 shot attempts for, 277 against), a 55.24 shots for percentage (158 shots for, 128 shots against), a 54.55 scoring-chance for percentage (150 scoring chances, 125 scoring chances against) and a 66.67 goals for percentage (18 goals for, 9 against).

(h/t Caps Today)