Capitals woes continue against Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 to drop their second in a row.
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to a five goal third period, the Carolina Hurricanes stormed out of Capital One Arena with a win that keeps them in a good spot at second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Washington Capitals are now second to last but still eight points ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It's not all tragic for the Caps though as they're still just two points out of second place in the wild card behind the Philadelphia Flyers.

What's worse than allowing five goals in the final period of the game? When you start the game up 2-0. That's exactly what happened to the Caps Friday night.

Nic Dowd scored his fifth goal of the season at 7:06 for his fifth goal of the season. Nicolas Aube Kubel and Beck Malenstyn assisted. Dylan Strome made it 2-0 on the power play for his team leading 14th of the season. Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson set it up.

2-0 was the score and all things were looking good for the Caps after one. The Hurricanes led in shots 10-6.

In the second Brent Burns put the Canes on the board at 5:17. The Caps would still lead 2-1 after two as the Canes had the 8-4 edge in shots. Could've been better but not terrible.

In the third the Caps were outshot 16-7 while the the Caps got outshot overall 34-17. Problem is they also got outscored 5-0.

Seth Jarvis tied it at 3:23. At 12:41 they took the lead with a goal from Andrei Svechnikov. At 13:59 Burns added his second goal of the game.

Earlier in the contest the Caps paid tribute to Dmitry Orlov as it was his first game back in DC since getting traded to the Boston Bruins in late February. The Caps didn't play the Bruins in DC again that season and Orlov signed with the Canes at free agency over the summer.

Orlov thanked the Caps for the tribute video by scoring the empty net goal to help fans that gave him the standing ovation beat the traffic. Vasily Ponomarev capped off the scoring.

The Caps look to bounce back tomorrow afternoon against the Los Angeles Kings at 3 p.m. at Capital One Arena.