WASHINGTON (TICKER) —The Washington Capitals hope to continue their recent success against the Carolina Hurricanes when they face off at the MCI Center on Wednesday.
The Capitals are 4-0-2-0 in their last six games against the Hurricanes, including a pair of road triumphs this season - 2-1 on October 17 and 4-1 on January 10.
Washington, however, is 0-2-1-1 since a 4-3 overtime win over the New York Islanders on January 13.
On Monday, the Caps tied Boston on the road, 3-3. Robert Lang, Peter Bondra and Jeff Halpern scored for Washington, which blew a two-goal lead entering the final 20 minutes.
The Hurricanes are struggling mightily of late, going 0-6-0-1 in their last seven contests.
Carolina, which has not win since a 4-2 triumph at Boston on January 4, lost to St. Louis on Monday, 5-3.
Ron Francis, Rod Brind’Amour and Jeff O’Neill scored in the setback but Brind’Amour tore a tendon in his right hand and could miss up to three months.