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The Noon Number: Century Swede

A look at a looming milestone for the Caps’ top pivot

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

2 - Number of playoff points needed by Nicklas Backstrom to get to 100 in his career, which would make him one of just seven players in the NHL - and the second Capital - to hit triple-digits since his rookie season of 2007-08.

Backstrom already has the second-most points in the postseason of any Cap in franchise history (no prizes for guessing who holds the top spot), with 116 playoff games under his belt (also second-most in Capitals’ history).

He’ll get the chance to add to his total and hit that century mark starting Thursday when the Caps take on the Hurricanes in their first-round matchup.