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Carolina Hurricanes (46-29-7)


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Caps return home, seek series lead vs. Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals return to D.C. for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series tied at 2-2. The Hurricanes scored wins in Games 3 and 4 at home, and the Capitals will try to get back on track when the series resumes Saturday night.

The Hurricanes have the momentum and did a solid job of taking Washington out of its game several times. Carolina's physical style of play and speed really hurt the Capitals at both ends of the ice on many occasions in both games.

The Hurricanes often made clearing the puck out of their own end a battle for Washington, and Carolina has the speed to match the Capitals. Washington has not been able to get into the Hurricanes' defensive zone and set up enough to cause trouble -- and sometimes the Capitals can't get out of their own end.

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho83
Plus/Minus: B. Pesce35
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton259
PIM: A. Svechnikov62
Win: P. Mrazek23
Shutouts: P. Mrazek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 243 (16)
Shots: 2822 (1)
PP%: 17.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 618 (25)
Assists: 399 (17)
SH Goals: 8 (11)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 221 (24)
Shots Against: 2343 (29)
PK%: 81.6% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 710 (11)
Shutouts: 6 (10)
Sv%: 0.906 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/19 J. Martinook Leg (day-to-day)
4/15 M. Ferland Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/15 A. Svechnikov Concussion (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 A. Saarela Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/19 J. Bean Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
4/17 J. Pritchard Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
4/16 P. Brown Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/7 J. Bean Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
4/1 H. Fleury Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/21 H. Fleury Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
3/21 S. Mattheos Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/12 H. Fleury Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
3/5 H. Fleury Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
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