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The Noon Numbers: A Series in Review

0 – Number of times in their history that the Caps have taken a 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven series prior to this year.

.970 – Combined save percentage for Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth in Games 4-6, with Holtby giving up three goals on 61 shots (.951) and Neuvirth giving up just two on 105 (.981)

2 – Number of shutouts for Holtby against the Flyers, bringing his career total up to four. Holtby continues to improve upon his historic postseason numbers, bringing his save percentage up to .943 and his GAA down to 1.65.

20 – Career playoff victories for Holtby, tying Olie Kolzig for the franchise record.

0 – Number of overtime games in this series, the first time the Caps have avoided sudden death in a series since facing the Rangers in the first round back in 2009.

53.8 – The Caps’ even-strength score-adjusted CF% through six games, third-best in the playoffs so far.

2.11 – The percentage of even-strength shot attempts that ended up as goals, second-lowest in the League ahead of only the Flyers.

3 – Number of points for the Caps’ second line of Andre Burakovsky, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams in the six-game series.

16 – Number of power-play opportunities for the Caps at Wells Fargo Center, which will likely hold up as the highest in the first round.

8 – Total number of power-play goals scored by the Caps, tied with the Penguins for the League-lead through Sunday’s games.

5 – Number of power-play goals scored by the Caps in Game 3, the most of any team in any game so far this postseason and tied

And finally…

4 – Number of wins down for the Caps in their playoff quest.

16 – Number of wins needed to win the Cup.

On to the next round.

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