Posted March 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
After dominating the slumping Washington Capitals in the opener of this home-and-home set, the Carolina Hurricanes have a chance to make another big statement Thursday night. The first-place Hurricanes try to hand the visiting Capitals a season-worst fourth consecutive regulation loss as these Southeast Division rivals square off again. Carolina (15-9-1) has outscored opponents 29-15 during a 6-1-0 stretch and kept things going Tuesday with a 4-0 victory in the nation's capital. Riley Nash scored twice, Patrick Dwyer added a goal and an assist and Justin Peters turned away 26 shots to post his second career shutout versus Washington (10-14-1). "You can't take anything for granted," coach Kirk Muller told the Hurricanes' official website. "That was one of our strongest 60-minute performances this year, and in a big game, that's great. We've done a really good job staying focused." Carolina, which outshot the Capitals 36-26, has outscored th...
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