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Hurricanes aim to break out of slumop against Capitals

Mar 9, 2007 - 3:01 PM
Carolina (33-28-7) at Washington (24-31-12) 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) - The Carolina Hurricanes are in danger of not getting a chance to defend their Stanley Cup championship.

The slumping Hurricanes continue a three-game road trip on Friday when they meet the Washington Capitals.

After winning their first Stanley Cup last season, the Hurricanes are in danger of missing the postseason. They have 73 points, tied with te New York Rangers and Toronto for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Carolina, which is 1-3-0 in its last four games, started its road trip with a 3-1 loss against Atlanta on Sunday.

Captain Rod Brind'Amour scored a goal, his first point in his last four contests. Brind'Amour, who has 21 goals this season, has three goals and four assists against the Capitals this season.

Washington's losing streak reached five games in a 3-0 loss at Toronto on Tuesday. Left wing Alex Ovechkin was scoreless in his second straight game.

Ovechkin, who is eighth in NHL scoring with 80 points, has five goals and an assist in six games against the Hurricanes this season.

The teams have split six meetings this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 1 2 3
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CAR - ANDREW LADD 8 (SCOTT WALKER, ERIC STAAL) 1:42
    3RD PRD: CAR - JUSTIN WILLIAMS 32 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR) 12:53
    CAR - (EN) NICLAS WALLIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 19:30
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: CAR - 0 OF 7, WAS - 0 O

    Mar 9 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 3
    WASHINGTON 0
    3RD PRD: CAR - (EN) NICLAS WALLIN 2 (UNASSISTED) 19:30

    Hurricanes vs. CapitalsMar 9 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 2
    WASHINGTON 0
    3RD PRD: CAR - JUSTIN WILLIAMS 32 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR) 12:53

    Hurricanes vs. CapitalsMar 9 9:22 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 1 1
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CAR - ANDREW LADD 8 (SCOTT WALKER, ERIC STAAL) 1:42
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 10 21 31
    WAS 10 8 18
    GOALIES: CAR - CAM WAR

    Mar 9 8:40 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    WASHINGTON 0
    2ND PRD: CAR - ANDREW LADD 8 (SCOTT WALKER, ERIC STAAL) 1:42

    Hurricanes vs. CapitalsMar 9 8:07 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 0 0
    WASHINGTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 10 10
    WAS 10 10
    GOALIES: CAR - CAM WARD
    WAS - BRENT JOHNSON

    Mar 9 7:45 PM