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The Noon Number: 900 and Counting

A look at a legendary Caps duo

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254 - Number of Alex Ovechkin’s goals on which Nicklas Backstrom has picked up an assist, more than twice as many as any other teammate in Ovechkin’s career (John Carlson is a distant second with 104).

Tonight marks the 900th game that the Caps’ superstar duo will appear in together, dating back to their first outing on October 5, 2007. Over the last 12 years, Ovechkin and Backstrom have accumulated a total of 1866 points in their 899 games together - Ovechkin with 997 points (548 goals, 449 assists) and Backstrom adding the other 869 (229-641).

When both 8 and 19 are in the lineup, the Caps have an overall record of 534-262-103.

(h/t Caps Today)