Hurricanes stifle Capitals in Game 3 for first win of series

Hurricanes stifle Capitals in Game 3 for first win of series

RALEIGH, N.C. — Warren Foegele had three points, and the Carolina Hurricanes limited the Washington Capitals to 18 shots on goal in a 5-0 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday.

The Hurricanes trail the best-of-7 series 2-1. Game 4 is at Carolina on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSWA, FS-CR, SN360, TVAS).

Petr Mrazek made 18 saves for his fourth shutout in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Dougie Hamilton scored two power-play goals, Brock McGinn had a goal and an assist, and Jaccob Slavin and Jordan Staal each had two assists.

Braden Holtby made 40 saves for Washington, which was 0-for-4 on the power play and had eight shots on goal after the first period.

Carolina took at 1-0 lead at 9:43 of the first period when Justin Faulk‘s slap shot deflected off Foegele at the top of the crease.

Foegele’s second of the game gave Carolina a 2-0 lead at 6:09 of the second period. Sebastian Aho waited out a sweep check from a sliding Matt Niskanen before passing across the slot to Foegele at the right post.

Hamilton pushed the lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal at 11:40 with a wrist shot between the top of the face-off circles.

Hamilton made it 4-0 with a slap shot from the right circle at 9:47 of the third period. Foegele got the secondary assist.

McGinn’s short-side wrist shot at 15:35 gave the Hurricanes a 5-0 lead.

The Hurricanes out-shot the Capitals 18-1 in the second period and 30-8 over the final two periods.

Hurricanes forwards Andrei Svechnikov and Micheal Ferland each left the game after sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period. Svechnikov was injured in fight with Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin at 10:59; Ferland left after three shifts.

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