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Posted at 8:32 AM ET, 03/ 6/2011

Capitals excel when receiving contributions from defensemen

By Katie Carrera
Morning Roundup

After the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Blues Thursday, it was discovered that Scott Hannan's goal was the first by a Washington blue liner since John Carlson scored on Jan. 16 against Ottawa 18 games earlier.

Like most every aspect of the Capitals' offense this season, the number of goals added by the defensemen is down, but when Washington does get that goal chipped in from the blueline, regardless whether it's from Mike Green, Carlson or John Erskine, it is an impressive 14-1-2.

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By Katie Carrera  | March 6, 2011; 8:32 AM ET
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Comments

Don't the caps also have a very good record (knock on wood please) over the father/mentor trips?

Posted by: capscoach | March 6, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

@capscoach:

I have read somewhere its 5:1

Posted by: FCKoeln1 | March 6, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

It seemed like the Caps were getting a lot of blueliner goals through the 1st leg of the season, when we were still top of the league. It dried up about the same time as our losing streak began. Then it became non-existent.

Posted by: seth_malaguerra | March 6, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

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