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The Noon Number: Comeback Caps

A look at how the Caps can be down but are seemingly never out

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5 - Number of games this season in which the Capitals have erased at least a two-goal deficit, including last night against Arizona. They have earned at least a point in each one, with the shootout loss to the Coyotes the only loss of the five, and have gone past regulation in four of the five games.

Here’s a look at all five comebacks:

  • October 2 @ St. Louis. Down 2-0 to the Blues on opening night, the Caps rebound to win 3-2 in overtime
  • October 16 vs. Toronto. An early two-goal deficit to Toronto is erased as the Caps come back (and hold on) to win 4-3
  • October 26 @ Vancouver. The mother of all comebacks, with the Caps needing roughly 21 minutes to climb out of a 5-1 hole before downing the Canucks in a shootout
  • November 7 @ Florida. Brett Connolly & Co. jump out to a 3-1 lead before the Caps storm back to win a 4-3 overtime thriller in Sunrise
  • November 11 vs. Arizona. A lot goes wrong before a little goes right (and then a little goes wrong again) as the Caps come back from a 3-0 deficit before ultimately falling in a shootout

Incredibly, of their 19 games this season, the Caps have only trailed by two or more - and stayed that way - in one game, the 6-3 loss to visiting Colorado back in October. They are the only team in the League with no more than one multi-goal loss on their record.