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The Noon Number: Boston Ruins

A look at how the Caps have done in recent years against tonight’s opponent

NHL: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

3.38 - The Capitals goals-for per game rate against the Bruins over the last five seasons, scoring 54 goals in 16 games. That’s slightly above the team’s overall GF/Gm average over that span, which checks in at 3.04, and well above the 2.49 goals-against per game rate for the Bruins overall during that timeframe.

The Caps have a 14-2-0 record against their rivals from the Atlantic dating back to the start of the 2013-14 season, and are currently riding a 13-game winning streak vs. Boston - including their most recent meeting, a 7-0 shellacking at the hands of the good guys in the banner-raising season opener.

Among the biggest standouts in this lopsided duel has been Braden Holtby, who has been dominant against Boston over the course of his career. In 17 regular-season appearances, he’s 15-2-0 with a .943 save percentage (his highest against any team in the League) and four shutouts (tied for his best total against any team)... and of course we can’t forget his stellar playoff performance against the Bruins back in 2012, either.