RIGHT OF SALE, NC (AP) – Dmitry Orlov scored in a power match with 2:55 left, and the Washington Capitals rebounded after taking a two-goal lead to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Sunday.
Alex Ovechkin and Aliaksei Protas scored 59 seconds apart in the second period for the Capitals, who have won nine of their last 11 games (9-1-1). John Carlson added another goal into the empty net after Orlov’s goal put Washington ahead.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Nino Niederreiter scored in the third period for the Hurricanes. Niederreiter’s goal, his first since October 28, made the game a 2-2 draw with 6:28 remaining.
Ilya Samsonov saved 30 shots for Washington, while Frederik Andersen of Carolina made 21 saves.
The teams combined 28 shots without scoring until Ovechkin received a pass from Orlov and netted Andersen for his 19th goal of the season. Ovechkin has 44 goals in 82 games against the Hurricanes.
Protas had some luck for the first goal of his career. His pass went outside Carolina defender Tony DeAngelo’s slide, with the ball going into the net. 20-year-old Protas is playing in his 11th NHL game.
It was Carolina’s first home game in more than two weeks. The Hurricanes went 4-1-1 on a six-game trail.
BACK TO ONE
The Capitals and Hurricanes have been in the same division since the 1997-98 season before last season’s temporary re-division because of the pandemic. It has been almost two years since the teams last met on January 13, 2020.
Capital: In Florida on Tuesday night.
Storm: In Dallas on Tuesday night.
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