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The Noon Number: To Kill a Penalty

A look at how the Caps have done shorthanded in the friendly confines of DC

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88.1 - The Capitals’ penalty-kill percentage at home so far this season, tops in the League. They’ve had plenty of practice, going shorthanded 101 times (tied for second-most overall), but have given up just 12 power play goals (tied for second-lowest total).

That PK rate jumps up to 91.2% since the start of December, with the Caps having given up just five power play goals in their last 57 chances. They’ve killed off all but two of their last 19 penalties at home (with those two goals scored in the same loss to Philadelphia), including all three of Pittsburgh’s chances with the extra man in Sunday’s matinee win.