Carolina Hurricanes' Elias Lindholm (16) battles Washington Capitals' Brooks Orpik (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Rookie Sebastian Aho scored his first two NHL goals, Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Saturday night.
Aho added an assist, Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and three assists and Victor Rask also scored for Carolina. Cam Ward made 20 saves.
Washington was coming off an overtime win in Chicago on Friday night.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored with 7:58 left in the first period to put Washington ahead 1-0, but backup Philipp Grubauer stopped only 33 of 37 shots.
Aho scored 35 seconds later, getting his first career goal from a sharp angle to tie it.