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The Noon Number: Crossing the Atlantic

A look at some recent success for the Caps against the other Eastern Conference division

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.746 - The Capitals’ points percentage against Atlantic Division teams since the start of the 2014-15 season, with a record of 87-26-11 over that span. It’s the Caps’ best rate against any of the four divisions; next in line is a .693 mark against the Metro (94-36-20), followed by .605 against the Central (43-27-6) and a lowly .594 percentage against the Pacific (43-28-9).

Not only is it the best rate for the Caps, but it’s also the best points percentage by any team against any single division over that span. In fact, only two other teams have crossed the .700 mark against a division over the last five-plus seasons - Tampa, who sits right behind the Caps with .705 against their Atlantic Division foes, and Vegas, with a .719 points percentage against their own division. The Caps are the only team to lead the way against two separate divisions, as they’ve also got the top spot against the Metro at .693.