Hurricanes Fall 3-2 Against Washington - Game Recap
Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals against the Hurricanes as Washington handed Carolina a 3-2 defeat on Wednesday at RBC Center.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -132 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 6.
Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom (2) and Brooks Laich in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring at 13:18 of the first period.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 32 Carolina shots in the victory.
Sergei Samsonov and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.
Justin Peters stopped 35 of 38 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington outshot Carolina 38-32 in the game.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face Boston.