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The Noon Number: Strike First

A look at the Caps’ propensity to draw first blood

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

70.3 - Percentage of games in which the Caps have scored the game’s first goal this season, tops in the League (Dallas is second at 63.6 percent).

Sixteen different Caps have opened the scoring (also a League-high), with Alex Ovechkin doing it a team-high four times.