The Canes have now lost two straight after beating both Boston and Tampa Bay in previous contests. Since Sunday, the Caps have lost one and won one, both by 3-0 scores.
- Tlusty, Staal, Ruutu
- Jokinen, Skinner, Dalpe
- Dwyer, Sutter, Nodl
- Stewart, Brent, Ponikarovsky
- Gleason, Allen
- Faulk, Harrison
- McBain, Joslin
Cam Ward will be facing Tomas Vokoun in net.
|2011 - Cam Ward||41||2374||16||17||119||3.01||1252||1133||.905||1|
|2011 - Tomas Vokoun||33||1799||19||11||76||2.53||917||841||.917||2|
The Hurricanes have not fared well against this team in recent years. They went 1-4-1 against Washington last year and have yet to win a game this season in three attempts.
Several Washington players also do very well individually against Carolina. The following average better than a point a game: Nicklas Backstrom: 31 points in 27 games, Alexander Semin: 45 points in 38 games, and Alex Ovechkin: 59 points in 44 games.
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Jussi Jokinen is the only streaking Hurricane and he has two points in two games.
Cam Ward is 14-10-4 lifetime against the Caps with three shutouts. Vokoun is 13-10-5 in his career against Carolina with two shutouts.
The game will be televised locally by FS Carolinas. Brian and I will be covering the game live starting at 6:30.