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Washington Ices Carolina 3-2 - Recap

Washington earned a 3-2 victory over Carolina on Sunday, but needed a shootout to do it at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -205 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Alex Ovechkin potted the shootout winner for Washington. Alexander Semin and Marcus Johansson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Johansson opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 7:00 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Eric Fehr.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 26-save effort for the Capitals.

Erik Cole and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Carolina got a 38-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-1, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 40-28.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blues. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.