Washington 5, Carolina 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 4, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 9-2-0-0 6-0-0-0 3-2-0-0 W2
Carolina 5-5-2-1 3-2-0-1 2-3-2-0 L1

Recap

Michal Neuvirth made 24 saves in his second start of the season and Troy Brouwer scored his third goal as the visiting Washington Capitals dominated the last two periods en route to a 5-1 victory over the Carlona Hurricanes on Friday.

Jeff Halpern and John Carlson scored their first goal of the season, rookie Cody Eakin netted his first of his career and Nicklas Backstrom added his fifth tally in a two-point night for the Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin, who was left on the bench in the final minute of regulation on Tuesday, bounced back with a pair of assists in 21 shifts.

The Hurricanes actually held a lead at one point, grabbing the first goal when Anthony Stewart beat Neuvirth early in the first period.

Washington made it look easy after that, tying it on Halpern’s tally at the 1:28 mark of the second and taking the lead just over a minute later. Brouwer accepted a feed from Marcus Johansson on the break and knocked it over Cam Ward’s shoulder.

Carlson scored on the power-play in the third, blasting a slap shot from the above the left face-off circle.

Ward made 27 saves for Carolina.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Carolina
Nicklas Backstrom 2 Points Anthony Stewart 1
Nicklas Backstrom 1 Goals Anthony Stewart 1
Alexander Ovechkin 2 Assists Jay Harrison 1
John Carlson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .960 Save Percentage Cam Ward .844
Michal Neuvirth 24 Saves Cam Ward 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 32 5 1-3 4-4 8 29
Carolina 25 1 0-4 2-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders . The Capitals have a W/L % of .889 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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