At Capital One Arena, a close game was played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals. For a moment, it seemed like the Capitals were going to win, but Noesen was getting ready to stop the team from falling apart.
The final tally stood at 3-2 for the Hurricanes, who were looking to bounce back from a 6-2 loss against the Rangers. Stefan Noesen scored the winning goal in the final moments of the second session while riding a horse with Brent Burns and Paul Stastny. The tables could have still turned if the third session had not gone goalless, especially for the Capitals.
Noesen also has one assist to this name. The Capitals saw Joe Snively find the net at least one time. Oshie stood shoulder to shoulder for the same number. Frederik Anderson did not let the Capitals capitalize on several moments, saving 13 of 34 hits in the third session. That, of course, became a deciding factor for the Hurricanes.
Rod Brind’Amour, the coach of the Hurricanes, interacted with the media with a blend of happiness and slight dissatisfaction, saying that it was not a great game and the team was just able to hang on, so they would take the win.
Call it the atmosphere since the game looked a bit dim too, following a huge loss to the Rangers. However, it is the same for the Capitals, who came from a 1-4 loss against the Sharks. In other words, both teams needed this win to leave a meaningful mark. The Hurricanes are currently at the top of the Metropolitan Division, with the Capitals walking around the 5th spot.
The Atlantic Division has the Bruins at the top of the chart, followed by the Lightning and the Maple Leafs. Paul Stastny believes that the side is getting back into the game slower. It should work for now.
Joe Snively was the first to score for the Capitals. He was complemented by Darcy Kuemper, who saved 27 shots. Another successful shot followed in the second session, but for an outcome that was not liked by their coach, Peter Laviolette.
Peter said while interacting with the media that the team played hard against a good team. Peter added that the team came up short despite doing many good things. NHL betting sites looked to favor the Hurricanes because of their ranking on the table. The Capitals had a chance not to lose another game, but they did.
Due to family obligations, Alex Ovechkin will be absent for the balance of the week. In place of Protas, Snively entered the arena. He struck an equalizer for two on each. Oshie has noted that Snively was excellent, and the supporters are hopeful that he will get more opportunities in the next games.