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Recap - Capitals Defeat Carolina 3-2

The Hurricanes came up short Sunday against the Capitals, falling 3-2.

Washington was favored by -126 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Dave Steckel, Alex Ovechkin, and Mathieu Perreault each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Perreault opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 13:33 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Alexander Semin and Brooks Laich.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 of 35 Carolina shots in the victory.

Tuomo Ruutu and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Cam Ward stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Carolina outshot Washington 35-30 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canadiens. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.