Washington 3, Carolina 1

Thursday, April 11, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 16-22-1-1 7-13-0-0 9-9-1-1 L7
Washington 22-17-2-0 11-8-0-0 11-9-2-0 W6

Recap


Capitals 3, Hurricanes 1:
Troy Brouwer scored twice and defenseman Mike Green provided the go-ahead tally as host Washington picked up its sixth straight victory.

Braden Holtby turned aside a career-high 43 shots and Nicklas Backstrom added an assist to run his point streak to eight games for the Capitals, who remained two points ahead of Winnipeg for first place in the Southeast Division.
 
Jeff Skinner scored and Justin Peters made 28 saves as the Hurricanes lost their seventh straight and fell to 1-13-1 in the last 15 games. Carolina is 10 points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference with eight games remaining.

Carolina struck first on a 4-on-3 power play in the first period. Captain Eric Staal blasted a one-timer from the right faceoff circle that Holtby stopped, but Skinner was right there to pick up the rebound and stuff it in.

Mike Ribeiro found Brouwer a one-timer from the right circle that tied the game at 8:08 of the second period. Washington took the lead just 2:38 later as Green skated past Skinner and sent a wrist shot high over Peters’ right shoulder.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington RW Joel Ward (knee), LW Martin Erat (leg) and C Brooks Laich (groin) all missed the game. …  Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin had his five-game goal-scoring streak come to an end. The captain put six shots on goal. … Staal (nine) and former Washington LW Alexander Semin (eight) combined for 17 shots to lead the Hurricanes.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Washington
Jeff Skinner 1 Points Troy Brouwer 2
Jeff Skinner 1 Goals Troy Brouwer 2
Joe Corvo 1 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 1
Jeff Skinner 1 Power Play Goals Troy Brouwer 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Justin Peters .933 Save Percentage Braden Holtby .977
Justin Peters 28 Saves Braden Holtby 43

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 44 1 1-3 3-4 15 31
Washington 31 3 1-4 2-3 13 32

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Capitals have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Boston . The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .348 after a loss.