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The Noon Number: Saving Grace

A look at a strong start for the Caps’ netminding duo

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Steven Ryan/NHLI via Getty Images

.961 - The Capitals’ save percentage at five on five so far this season, second-best in the NHL behind only the Devils. Both members of the Caps’ young netminding duo have started strong, with Vanecek turning aside 37 of the 39 shots faced at even strength (.949) and Samsonov keeping pace, stopping 17 of his 18 (.944).