Hurricanes face off tonight with the playoff official Capitals
3-29 Carolina (34-32-11) at Washington (46-24-7)
TV: 7pm NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Carolina: 4-3 loss at New Jersey
- Jeff Skinner-2 assists
- Phillip Di Giuseppe-goal
- Warren Foegele-goal
- Noah Hanifin-goal
The Hurricanes trail all-time with a 61-83-24-1 record, including a 29-44-11 record in DC. Tonight’s matchup is the last in the season series between the teams. The Hurricanes are 1-1-1 against the Caps in their first three games. Interestingly, all three of those games came in the span of 11 days in January.
Last game for Washington: 3-2 overtime win vs. NY Rangers
- Evgeny Kuznetsov-goal, assist
- Nicklas Bckstrom-2 assists
- Andre Burakovsky-goal
- Lars Eller-goal
- Braden Holtby-35 saves
The Capitals are on fire of late, winning their last five straight and picking up just one loss in their last ten games. Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has nine points (four goals, five assists) during a five-game point streak. He has 27 goals, tied for the NHL lead with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.