Andrei Svechnikov scored the decisive goal Monday night in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2.
Stefan Noesen and Svechnikov scored in regulation for the Hurricanes, while Martin Nekas provided two assists. Carolina goaltender Frederick Andersen made 18 saves before stopping Washington’s final two attempts in a shootout.
Dylan Strom and Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals. Goalkeeper D’Arcy Kemper said in regulation and overtime he had 33 saves, but in the shootout he had just one.
It was the first shootout of the season for both teams. Carolina’s Brent Burns and Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov started the tie-breaking competition by converting before Svechnikov made the only other tally in the second round.
The Hurricanes made a powerplay in the final 1:55 of regulation due to a Marcus Johansson tripping penalty but could not convert. had the advantage of
Washington went into overtime for the first time this season. The Capitals finished with a season-low 20 shots despite the extra five minutes.
Ovechkin, who has plagued the Hurricanes, filled in a power play shot from the left side of the net to take a 2-1 lead and approach the halfway point of the second period. He has scored his 47 career goals in his 86 games with Carolina.
Svetnikov scored a team-leading eighth goal in 4:18 and played in the second period to draw 2-2.
Both teams floundered at times in the 4-4 stretch of the third period. In that period he had another 4-4 set-up two minutes later that wasn’t all that interesting.
Nosen turned over Burns’ shot on a 4:27 power play going into the game for the first goal. It was Nosen’s first goal in 10 games in two seasons with the Hurricanes.
The Capitals were without right winger TJ Oshie and defenseman John Carlson. Both players suffered lower body injuries in Nashville on Saturday night. Carlson goes about his daily routine while Osier is absent indefinitely. Among the lineup adjustments, defenseman Matt Irwin made his season debut.
It was the Carolina’s first home win since October 12 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but it was the Hurricanes’ third home game overall.
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