Washington Skates Past Carolina 4-2 - Recap

Washington Skates Past Carolina 4-2 - Recap

Washington got a 39-save performance from Philipp Grubauer as the Capitals handed Carolina a 4-2 loss on Friday at PNC Arena.

The Capitals were a +106 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, John Carlson, and Marcus Johansson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Johansson opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 0:41 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.

Philipp Grubauer turned in a 39-save effort for the Capitals.

Jordan Staal and Riley Nash scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Philipp Grubauer.

Cam Ward stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 3-for-4, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 41-29.

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