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The Noon Countdown: Not-So-Special Teams

A look at another facet to the Caps’ rough power play from last season

Washington Capitals v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

15 - Number of days remaining until the start of the Capitals’ 2022-23 season. But it’s also...

...the Capitals’ net power-play percentage last season (15.2%, to be exact), which put them in the bottom third of the League in 2021-22. The Caps had a sub-20% power play overall in 2021-22 at just 18.8%, which is tied for their fifth-lowest overall since the start of the Alex Ovechkin era - and while they scored 48 goals, they also gave up a whopping nine shorthanded goals.