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The Noon Number: Power Shortage

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A look at how often the Caps’ mighty power play has gone to work on the road

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

70 - Number of times the Capitals have gone on the power play on the road this season, fewest in the League (narrowly edged out by LA’s whopping 71). That’s a significant dropoff from the 106 power plays they’ve earned at home (sixth-most in the NHL), and the differential between the two is the highest of any of the 31 teams.

The Caps will have their work cut out for them to turn that number around with their next opponent; no one has taken fewer penalties at home than Toronto, who have gone shorthanded just 65 times this season.