RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)Andrei Svechnikov scored the winning goal in a shootout after tying the game in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Monday night.
Stefan Noesen also scored for Carolina in regulation. Martin Necas had two assists, and Frederik Andersen made 18 saves.
Alex Ovechkin and Dylan Strome scored in regulation for the Capitals. Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots.
It was the first shootout for both teams this season. Carolina’s Brent Burns and Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov converted to begin the tiebreaker, but Svechnikov had the only other tally.
Ovechkin converted on a second-period power play with a shot from the left side, notching his 47th goal in 86 career games against Carolina.
Svechnikov got the Hurricanes even with 4:18 to play in the second.
Noesen’s deflection of Burns’ shot on a power play produced the first goal 4:27 into the game. It was the first goal for Noesen with Carolina – he was playing his 10th game since joining the organization in the summer of 2021.
Strome was relentless in front of the net and it paid off with his goal 1:23 into the second.
There were two stretches of 4-on-4 action in the third period but neither ended with a goal. A tripping penalty on Washington’s Marcus Johansson gave the Hurricanes a power play for the final 1:55 of regulation.
Washington entered overtime for the first time this season. Even with the extra five minutes, the Capitals had a season-low 20 shots.
Earlier in the day, the Capitals announced winger T.J. Oshie is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Oshie left in the first period of Washington’s victory at Nashville on Saturday night. The team said defenseman John Carlson, who also sat out at Carolina, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
That meant defenseman Matt Irwin made his season debut and center Connor McMichael was in Washington’s lineup for just the second time this season.
FAREWELL FOR A WHILE
The Capitals and Hurricanes won’t meet again until mid-February, with a Valentine’s Day game in Washington and then four nights later an NHL Stadium Series matchup across the street from the Raleigh arena at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Capitals: Tuesday night at home vs. Vegas.
Hurricanes: Thursday night at Tampa Bay.
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