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Carolina Hurricanes (46-29-7)


Tue. 9/18 Wed. 9/19 Sat. 4/20 Mon. 4/22 Wed. 4/24
@ TB 
W 4-1
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vs. TB 
W 6-1
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@ Was 
L 0-6
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vs. Was 
W 5-2
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@ Was 
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Preview

Capitals know they need more to get past Hurricanes in Game 7

The Washington Capitals have a simple goal -- they want to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. If they want to keep that dream alive, though, they'll have to find a way to beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the first-round Eastern Conference series Wednesday night.

Washington won last year's Stanley Cup with stifling defense, timely goals and solid play all around. Plus, the Capitals trailed in all four series but rebounded to win. In this series, though, the Metropolitan Division champions often have been outplayed by Carolina, and that's why it's tied at three games apiece.

Carolina's ferocious physical play has made it tough for Washington to establish its offense and clear the puck on defense. The Capitals have done better in these areas in the past two games, but the Hurricanes came through again and scored a 5-2 victory in Game 6 on Monday at home to even up the series.

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho83
Plus/Minus: B. Pesce35
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton259
PIM: A. Svechnikov62
Win: P. Mrazek23
Shutouts: P. Mrazek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 243 (16)
Shots: 2822 (1)
PP%: 17.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 618 (25)
Assists: 399 (17)
SH Goals: 8 (11)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 221 (24)
Shots Against: 2343 (29)
PK%: 81.6% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 710 (11)
Shutouts: 6 (10)
Sv%: 0.906 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/15 A. Svechnikov Concussion (day-to-day)
4/15 M. Ferland Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/23 C. Bishop Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/21 C. Bishop Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/21 A. Saarela Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/19 A. Saarela Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/19 J. Bean Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/17 J. Pritchard Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
4/16 P. Brown Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/7 J. Bean Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/1 H. Fleury Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/21 H. Fleury Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL