Alex Ovechkin (middle) hit an empty net, sealing the win with his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season.
Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal late in the third period, and the Washington Capitals rode a sizzling power play to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, at PNC Arena.
Ovechkin hit an empty net with 25 seconds remaining, sealing the win with his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season.
Nicklas Backstrom collected four assists for the Capitals, who got a 39-save performance from Philipp Grubauer.
Cam Ward stopped 25 shots for Carolina, which failed to produce an equalizer despite a pair of third-period power plays.
Quick not the only King of the crease
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Losing a franchise goaltender for a month would send most NHL teams into a tailspin, but the Los Angeles Kings aren't most NHL teams.
With Jonathan Quick sidelined with a groin injury since mid-Novemeber, the Kings have somehow managed to thrive.
Being forced to rely on the tandem of Ben Scrivens and rookie Martin Jones between the pipes hasn't slowed L.A. down at all. In fact, the club's depth in net is once again the envy of the league.