Capitals, Hurricanes set for winner-take-all game 7
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes face off in game seven of the Eastern Conference first round. The teams meet Wednesday for the 11th time this season. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 5-2.
The Capitals are 24-11-6 at home. Washington is fifth in the league recording 9.2 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
The Hurricanes are 13-13-2 against the rest of their division. Carolina has given up 44 power-play goals, killing 81.6 percent of opponent chances.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Capitals: 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.