Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/9/2014
Thursday, April 10, 7:00 PM on CSMA, FSCR
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Carolina Hurricanes were able to get the 4-3 overtime win over the Washington Capitals when they last played each other. Washington has more points than their Metropolitan division foes, but the Hurricanes were able to take a 3-1 season series lead with that early January win.
Jeff Skinner was able to put the Hurricanes on top late in the first period with his 17th goal of the season on a power-play tally. Just 49 seconds into the second period, Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 31st goal to even up the score. After Manny Malhotra put the Hurricanes back up by one, Troy Brouwer and Steve Oleksy gave the Caps their first lead of the game. That didn't last long, though, as Skinner tied it up again with his second goal of the game.
After no goals were scored in the third period, Skinner got to be the hero for the third time in the game when he scored the game-winner past Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer at the 1:20 mark of the extra period. Malhotra and Ryan Murphy assisted on the overtime goal.
Skinner was the star of the night for the Hurricanes, but goalie Anton Khudobin had a solid game, as well. He was able to stop 38 shots and let just three get past him in the win.
Washington center Marcus Johansson had two assists in the losing effort.
Washington is 15-24 straight up on the road this season
Washington is 19-18-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Carolina is 18-22 straight up at home this season
Carolina is 14-22-4 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/17/13 C Michael Latta Lower Body out indefinitely
04/07/14 D Mike Green Upper Body doubtful
04/05/14 LW Dustin Penner Upper Body questionable
04/03/14 D Jack Hillen Concussion out indefinitely
04/03/14 D Patrick Wey Concussion out indefinitely
03/16/14 C Brooks Laich Groin out for season
02/06/14 LW Aaron Volpatti Shoulder out indefinitely
10/02/13 D Joni Pitkanen Heel out for season
04/05/14 D Andrej Sekera Lower Body questionable
04/05/14 LW Jiri Tlusty Upper Body questionable
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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