Hurricanes Blast Past Capitals

Carolina collects more than 40 shots for the third straight game
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2008 9:14 PM CST
Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin (8), of Russia, has his shot covered by Carolina Hurricanes' Cam Ward (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Carolina Hurricanes won at home for the sixth time in seven games and cracked the 40-shot barrier for the third straight game in a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals last night, reports the Associated Press. Matt Cullen scored twice and Eric Staal had the go-ahead score in the second period for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.

Alexander Ovechkin had three assists for the Capitals, who led 2-1 after the first period. The Hurricanes scored a power-play goal in the first period and then two more in a 3-minute span in the second period. The Hurricanes finished with 42 shots, the first time since 1997-98 they have done that three straight games.