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The Noon Number: O Captain! My Captain!

A look at 13 years of Gr8 leadership

Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 5: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals puts his captain jersey on first time before a NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens on January 5, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
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.643 - Capitals’ League-best points percentage since naming Alex Ovechkin captain 13 years ago today.

Since stitching the “C” on the #8 sweater, the Caps have gone 580-296-116, won the Presidents’ Trophy three times, and captured the franchise’s first Stanley Cup as the first Russian-born captain to lead his team to a championship. Over the span of those 992 regular-season games, they’re fourth on the circuit in goals-for per game (3.10) and sixth in goals-against (2.69), have the best power-play percentage (21.8%) and seventh-best penalty kill (81.8%).

Pretty, pretty, pretty good.