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The Noon Countdown: Score First, Ask Questions Later

A look at the Caps’ ability to draw first blood last year

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

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

...the number of times last season that the Caps gave up the game’s first goal, the third-lowest total in the NHL. In those 23 games in which their opponent struck first, the Caps were 11-10-2, a respectable .478 winning percentage in those games (sixth-best overall).