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The Noon(ish) Number: Productive Post-Season Pair

A look at familiar playoff partners

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

50 - Number of playoff goals on which both Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have pointed, most among active duos, one ahead of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, and Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

Of those 50 Caps goals, 23 were Ovechkin goals assisted by Backstrom, 13 were Backstrom goals assisted by Ovechkin, and 14 were assisted by both of them (with Alexander Semin and John Carlson being the leading recipients, with three apiece).

With the Caps clinching a playoff spot last night, their dynamic duo will be looking to add to that total soon.

h/t NHL PR