The Capitals will welcome in 2020 in Raleigh to take on a recent playoff foe in the Carolina Hurricanes.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM. Peter has your recap.
The banged up and ill Washington Capitals traveled to Raleigh to complete the back half of a back-to-back against the Carolina Hurricanes. This half of said back-to-back did not go as well as the first with the Caps falling 6-4.
Shots were deadlocked at 29 apiece, but the Canes out-attempted the Caps at five-on-five 44 to 38.
A full day after their last game, the Capitals hit the road and faced off against the Hurricanes in North Carolina. The Capitals had a slow start and Lucas Wallmark opened the scoring for the game, bringing the Hurricanes into the second period leading 1-0.
Warren Foegele opened the second period and scored his seventh goal of the season. But, Nic Dowd wasn’t too far behind to give the Capitals their first goal of the evening and his fourth goal of the season. The Canes grabbed one back and Alex Ovechkin scored a quick power play goal after coming up slowly after a kneeing penalty. Foegele sealed the high scoring second period with a final goal to bring the game into the third period with Carolina up 4-2.
Evgeny Kuznetsov opened the third period with a power play goal. Of course, the Canes came back with a goal right after and there was an empty netter, but there was also a final lightning goal from Radko Gudas!
Canes beat Caps 6-4.
Sick and tired and yet victorious last night, the Washington Capitals play their final road game of the year tonight in Raleigh as they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.
Game starts at 7 PM, and you will be delighted by the recapitulatory talents of the marvelous Ms. Bailey.
Joe Thornton rocked Petr Mrazek with a right hand during the Sharks-Hurricanes game Thursday.
Friday morning, the Hurricanes returned to the ice at Raleigh Center Ice for practice and there was some special artwork near the Canes crease.
The Carolina Hurricanes celebrated World Kindness Day by saying nice things about every NHL team — even the new Seattle franchise. “We’re so excited for you to join the league!” the Canes tweeted.
But there was one franchise they left out: the Washington Capitals.
The Hurricanes and Capitals are geographical and division rivals, but things turned especially sour in their first-round playoff series last April. The Canes upset the Caps in seven games which featured Warren Foegele breaking TJ Oshie’s collarbone with a dirty hit and Alex Ovechkin knocking out rookie Andrei Svechnikov in a fight. During the preseason, Tom Wilson went after the Hurricanes bench after head coach Rod Brind’Amour yelled at him.
The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 8-2 at PNC Arena, Monday. And there was a party atmosphere throughout the game.
As Fox Sports South went live on the concourse, Hurricanes fans stood in the background of the set hoping to get on TV. One fan, however, was more hungry than starstruck and carried out what ESPN is calling “the greatest theft ever captured on film 🍦.”
The Washington Capitals dropped their first game of the season at home to the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime. After starting off the season with two wins, the Caps couldn’t stave off a third period Carolina comeback, leading to the eventual 3-2 overtime winner.
The Caps out-shot the Canes 35 to 28 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 44 to 31.
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