Jeff Skinner


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at Verizon Center:


How it happened: The Hurricanes carried a 1-0 lead into the second period then exploded for three goals in 3:44 to chase Caps goalie Braden Holtby [4 goals on 23 shots] and turn a close game


For the next three weeks will take a team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.


Capitals rookie defenseman Dmitry Orlov could face supplementary discipline from the NHL Wednesday after shoving linesman Jean Morin midway through the second period.


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