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The Noon Number: Spreading the Wealth

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A look at how the Caps have balanced their attack

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four Photo by Avi Gerver/Getty Images

9 - Number of playoff games (1987-present) in which the Capitals have had six different players score a goal, including the win over Vegas Monday night. That 6-2 victory featured contributions from T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, Devante Smith-Pelly, John Carlson, Michal Kempny, and Brett Connolly to help give the Caps a 3-1 series lead.

One of the keys to this postseason run so far has been the team’s ability to spread out the offense throughout the lineup - in fact, of those nine games with six different scorers, three of them have occurred during the 2018 playoffs, with one such game in each of the last three series.

Prior to that, the Caps hadn’t had six different players chip in with at least a goal in a playoff game since a 6-1 victory over Ottawa back on May 9, 1998: