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The Noon Number: Hot Start

A look at how the Caps fared in the first month of the season

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.813 - The Capitals’ points percentage in October, with a record of 5-0-3 in their first eight games. That’s the team’s best October points percentage in franchise history, and the first time they’ve wrapped up October without a regulation loss.

They are also one of three teams remaining in the NHL this year to not have a loss in regulation yet, joining Carolina and Wednesday’s opponent, the Florida Panthers.

And of course they were led by their own Mr. October, Alex Ovechkin, who has once again done something pretty incredible: