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The Noon Number: Familiar Foes

A look at some veterans getting ready for another postseason clash

NHL: FEB 01 Bruins at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

8 - Number of players currently on either the Capitals’ or Bruins’ roster who were also a part of the last playoff series between these two teams back in 2012.

Three of those were and remain Caps, with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and John Carlson getting a second crack at the B’s (Dmitry Orlov made his rookie debut in the regular season but missed the playoffs). On the Bruins’ side, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Tuukka Rask will renew playoff acquaintances with DC.

And of course this dude, previously of the black-and-gold, will suit up for the good guys this time around: