User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2
Line Movements
Date: March 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
  

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Washington coach Adam Oates talked with Alex Ovechkin for a minute or two in the hallway in front of the team's dressing room after the Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

With the Capitals in high spirits after overcoming an early-two goal deficit against the Southeast Division leaders, Oates was most curious about one thing: how did Ovechkin not score on a late breakaway?

Advertisement

``I'm trying to establish a rapport with him so he trusts me in all of the little situations in the game,' Oates said. ``And I was making fun of him that he whiffed it.'

Luckily for the Capitals, Mike Ribeiro cleaned up Ovechkin's miss, barely nudging the puck over the line with 2:16 remaining for the winning goal.

``I'll take the garbage there,' Ribeiro said. ``I missed his shot, and it happened so quick. The ref showed right away that it was in, but I was still not sure.'

Ovechkin and Joey Crabb had the other goals for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved within eight points of the Hurricanes. Michael Neuvirth made 36 saves.

The two-point night gave Ovechkin 700 in his NHL career.

Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven and outscored opponents 29-15 during that stretch. Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina.

Carolina fell to 11-1 when leading after two periods. Washington improved to 3-9-1 when trailing through 40 minutes.

``We can't be happy,' Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. ``We had a really well-executed first period. A lot of really good things. We let them back in during the second period. We got away from it.

``We had long shifts, turnovers, stopped shooting the puck, and these are things that we have to learn from.'

On the winning goal, Ovechkin skated in alone and froze goalie Dan Ellis with a move that left much of the net open. But Ovechkin didn't get much on his shot, and the puck hit the post.

``I felt like, (Jeez), please just go in somehow,' Ovechkin said. ``It went in. Of course, it's kind of disappointing for me. I can shoot it easily for a second goal, but right now with the kind of position we're in, it doesn't matter if it's me or (Ribeiro who) scores. It's a huge two points for us.'

With the puck still in the crease, Ribeiro skated in and pushed it into the net. The goal was confirmed by a video review.

Ovechkin made it 2-2 early in the third period with a power-play goal. Ellis deflected a pass from behind the net, but the puck bounced to Troy Brouwer in the slot. Brouwer quickly moved the puck to Ovechkin for a one-timer that beat Ellis, who was out of position.

Carolina got off to a fast start 1:14 into the game when Semin scored his first goal against his former club.

Semin, who signed with the Hurricanes last summer, snapped the puck past Neuvirth after taking a pass from Eric Staal. Semin has five points in three games.

Carolina took a 2-0 lead a little more than 7 minutes later when Dwyer deflected in Tim Gleason's shot from the point.

At that point, the Capitals had allowed 10 consecutive goals.

Washington snapped that streak when Crabb scored 5:56 into the second period. Aaron Volpatti fed Crabb on a timing play, and the forward redirected the puck past Ellis.

NOTES: Washington was without defensemen John Erskine (upper body) and Mike Green (groin). Tom Poti (upper body) returned to the Capitals lineup after missing one game. ... Carolina finished a stretch of six of eight at home.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 WAS  +145      5.5 
 CAR  -165      
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 WAS  +145      5.5 
 CAR  -165      
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 WAS  42%   6%   65% 
 CAR  58%   94%   35% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NHL HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CAR 4 Under: 4 
 WAS 0 Cover: 296 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Feb 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CAR 0 Under: 3 
 WAS 3 Cover: 253 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 NHL RECAPS
 Thursday, Mar 14
 
    Panthers at Bruins
7:05 PM EDT
    Capitals at Hurricanes
7:05 PM EDT
    Penguins at Maple Leafs
7:05 PM EDT
    Blackhawks at Blue Jackets
7:05 PM EDT
    Islanders at Lightning
7:35 PM EDT
    Coyotes at Blues
8:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Jets
8:05 PM EDT
    Avalanche at Wild
8:05 PM EDT
    Ducks at Stars
8:35 PM EDT
    Predators at Canucks
10:05 PM EDT
    Kings at Sharks
10:35 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!