Leave it to Alex Ovechkin to push the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring the deciding goal in a 4-3 shootout victory at the Verizon Center.
Washington won as a -155 home favorite while the final score played over the 6-goal total.
Ovechkin added a goal and an assist in regulation. Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom scored on the power play for the Capitals.
Eric Staal scored a goal and picked up an assist in the loss. Ray Whitney and Niclas Wallin also scored for the Hurricanes.