Carolina Hurricanes


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh:


In terms of pure skill, few players can rival Alexander Semin. It's everything that comes with Semin that's so frustrating.


Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.:


A little more than a week ago, the Capitals’ penalty killing units were practically invincible, humming along with 14 consecutive kills over a six-game stretch to improve to 13th in the NHL.


The picture in front of him was less than appealing – no coach wants to see his team blow a two-goal lead in the third period -- so Capitals coach Barry Trotz chose to look at the big one.