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On Tuesday morning, the Canes had a share of the division lead in the SE. By the end of the night, they were crushed 5-1 by the Capitals and they had waved goodbye to their share of the division lead. The way the team looks right now, that may be the last time they are that close to a playoff spot.
Without getting too analytical, the game boils down to this: Washington’s best players did their jobs; Carolina’s best players did not.
Alexander Semin had two goals and three assists. Alexander Ovechkin had one goal and three assists. Niclas Basckstrom had one goal and three assists.
After the Hurricanes swept the home-and-home series against the Leafs, they returned to intra-division play on Thursday with a game at Washington. Carolina played well enough to win for 57 minutes, but lost it in the end.
The upside for Carolina is that they very nearly put together their first 60-minute effort of the season. They’ve played well for a period or two at a time, but have yet to look good for an entire game, despite their seven wins. The downside is that the effort was for naught, as they let a win, then a guaranteed point slip away in the closing moments.
Alexander Semin had the game-tying and game-winning goals in the third period at 17:17 and 19:49 respectively. Alexander Ovechkin assisted on all three Capitals goals.