Hurricanes Down Washington 3-2 - Match Report
The Hurricanes earned a 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Thursday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Hurricanes were rewarded as +152 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Alexander Semin, Nathan Gerbe, and Elias Lindholm each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Lindholm opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 12:58 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jeff Skinner and Ryan Murphy.
Anton Khudobin stopped 30 of 32 Washington shots in the victory.
Washington got goals from Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Carolina went 1-for-5, while the Capitals were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 36-32.
Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Colorado.