Originally written April 11, 2013 on Rock the Red:
Enjoy that, everyone. (RNO) The Washington Capitals won their sixth game in a row on Thursday night, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes by a final score of 3-1 inside Verizon Center.  After a poor start that saw them down 1-0 early, the Caps got goals from Troy Brouwer, Mike Green, and then Brouwer again to seal off a victory.  Braden Holtby made 43 saves in his return to the crease, helping to steal a win.  The Caps’ record is now 22-17-2, good for 46 points, which has them in the Southeast Division lead by two points with a game in hand.  Their playoff chances are now about 85%, according to SportsClubStats. This game got off to a very slow start for the Capitals, who were badly outplayed, outshot, and out possessed in the opening frame.  They were shut out in shots early for the first ten minutes or so while allowing the Hurricanes had 11.  But Holtby, after allowing an early goal, shut the door and allowed his team to climb back in to the game and then hold the lead for a...
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