Capitals110 -- 2Hurricanes034 -- 7FIRST PERIOD

Scoring: 1, Washington, Ovechkin 4 (Cassels), 10:28. Penalties: Hedican, Car (slashing), 3:29; Wesley, Car (hooking), 5:06; Eminger, Was (hooking), 7:22; Cole, Car (holding), 12:54; K.Adams, Car (delay of game), 14:39; Pettinger, Was (holding), 19:32.

SECOND PERIOD

Scoring: 2, Carolina, Cullen 1 (Brind'Amour, Tverdovsky), 3:11 (pp). 3, Washington, Zubrus 2, 4:21. 4, Carolina, Staal 5 (Cole, Kaberle), 5:58 (pp). 5, Carolina, Hedican 1 (Staal, Stillman), 18:36. Penalties: Friesen, Was (hooking), 1:52; Eminger, Was (slashing), 4:21; Nordgren, Car (interference), 8:40; Stillman, Car (goalie interference), 13:05.

THIRD PERIOD

Scoring: 6, Carolina, Cole 1 (Stillman, Staal), 1:45. 7, Carolina, Williams 1 (Brind'Amour), 3:57. 8, Carolina, Brind'Amour 1 (Staal, Hedican), 7:57 (pp). 9, Carolina, Nordgren 1 (Cullen, Hedican), 14:45. Penalties: Sutherby, Was (hooking), 6:40; Eminger, Was (high-sticking), 9:22; Heward, Was (delay of game), 18:33; Witt, Was (roughing), 20:00.

SHOTS ON GOAL

Capitals 14122 -- 28Hurricanes 7821 -- 36 Power-play opportunities: Washington 0 of 6; Carolina 3 of 7. Goalies: Washington, Kolzig 2-3-0 (25 shots-19 saves), Johnson (7:57 third, 11-10). Carolina, Ward 2-1-0 (28-26). A: 10,968 (18,730). T: 2:12