The Capitals may have blown a two-goal lead in the third period, but they came out of their weekend with two wins.
Just when things appeared to be moving in the wrong direction for Washington, Nicklas Backstrom's goal lifted Washington over Carolina.
Nicklas Backstrom delivered for the Capitals in overtime, breaking a 3-3 tie with a last-second goal to lift Washington to a win. Watch it here.
The Capitals jumped out to a commanding 3-1 lead in the second period, the Hurricanes fought back to tie the game before the end of regulation. Nicklas Backstrom answered the bell in OT, to give Washington the win.
Can the Capitals carry over some momentum from a thrilling win on Friday night to Saturday's matchup against Carolina? Coverage begins on CSN+ at 8 p.m.