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Red-hot Capitals could make history (at Ducks' expense)

Red-hot Capitals could make history (at Ducks' expense)

The Ducks usually don’t keep a finger on the pulse of the Eastern Conference, outside of catching the final scores on the bottom scroll of the television highlights.

But some numbers on that feed have made their fingers hit the pause button. The Washington Capitals have scored at least five goals in 10 straight home games, a red-lighted run accomplished once before in NHL history, by the 1970-71 Boston Bruins.

“I don’t look at the scores too much,” Antoine Vermette said. “I think, offensively, they’ve been a success.”

That Bruins team, led by Phil Esposito’s record 76 goals and Bobby Orr’s record 102 assists, scored five goals in 11 consecutive home games. The Ducks will...

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