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The Noon Countdown: Here Comes the Judge

A look at how Nic Dowd (aka Judge Judy) has provided an extra offensive boost from the fourth line

NHL: MAY 19 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round - Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

...the number of points earned by Nic Dowd last season, which put him on pace to match or even beat his previous career high in points (22) over a full 82 games.

11 of those 15 points were goals, all scored at even-strength, which was the third-highest even-strength goal total on the team behind (of course) Alex Ovechkin’s 15 and Conor Sheary and Daniel Sprong, tied with 13.