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The Noon Number: Shooting Stars

A look at how Todd Reirden is pretty spoiled when it comes to shootout options

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153 - Combined number of shootout goals scored by the five Capitals participating in last night’s shootout win, dating back to the advent of the shootout in 2005-06.

T.J. Oshie leads the way with 45 goals on 91 attempts, a success rate of 52.3% — one of just three players all-time to top 50% with at least 50 shootout attempts, along with Tyler Seguin (30-for-59, 50.9%) and retired forward Erik Christensen (29-for-55, 52.7%).

With the acquisition of Ilya Kovalchuk over the weekend, the Caps now boast a lineup with four of the top 30 active players in shootout conversion rates (min. 20 attempts). Oshie’s 52.3% is obviously tops (second-overall in the NHL); Kovalchuk is 14th with 42.9%, Kuznetsov 20thwith 40.5% success, and Nicklas Backstrom’s 38.6% at 29th. No other team has more than three players on that list (and 13 teams don’t have anyone making the cut).