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The Afternoon Countdown: Blueline Blasts

A look at some power play contributions from the defense

NHL: DEC 23 Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

5 - Number of days remaining until the start of the Capitals’ 2021-22 season. But it’s also...

...the number of Caps’ defensemen with at least one power play point last season. John Carlson (of course) led the way with 15, with Justin Schultz contributing eight points of his own, followed by Dmitry Orlov’s two points and Brenden Dillon and Trevor van Riemsdyk each picking up one.