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The Noon(ish) Number: Firing Squad

A look at 20 minutes of hockey best forgotten

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

75 - Number of times this season that a team has given up at least four goals in a single period. The Caps added to that number after a four-goal Leafs outburst in the second period of last night’s lost.

That rough middle frame was the first time the Caps had given up at least four goals in a period all season, and the 12th time they’ve given up at least three in a period. That checks in at just around middle-of-the-pack; 15 teams have done it fewer times, 14 have done it more, and two teams - Ottawa and Edmonton - are tied with the Caps.

(It’s quite a range, as the Rangers lead the league with just five, while Columbus finds themselves on the other end of the spectrum with a whopping 35.)