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The Noon Countdown: Accentuating the Positive

A look at how the Caps tilted the ice early in games last season

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

21 - Number of days remaining until the start of the Capitals’ 2019-20 season. But it’s also...

...the Caps’ positive goal differential in the first period in 2018-19, second-largest in the League behind only St. Louis (+25). The Caps scored 87 goals in the opening frame last season — fourth-best in the League — and gave up just 66 goals to opponents.