Hurricanes vs Capitals Final: 3-0 - Recap
Carolina's defense, led by netminder Cam Ward, shut down Washington 3-0 at PNC Arena on on Friday.
Bettors who backed the Hurricanes were rewarded as -104 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen (2) and Jiri Tlusty in the victory. Jokinen opened the scoring at 12:43 of the first period.
Cam Ward stopped 22 of 22 Washington shots in the victory.
Washington got a 30-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.
Carolina scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 33-22.
Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Islanders. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track at Pittsburgh.