Final OT

Series (Game 6 of 8)

Carolina leads 5-3

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
Capitals2Final
Hurricanes7
Game 2: Saturday, October 22nd
Hurricanes4Final
Capitals0
Game 3: Saturday, January 21st
Hurricanes2Final
Capitals5
Game 4: Saturday, March 25th
Capitals3Final
Hurricanes1
Game 5: Wednesday, March 29th
Capitals5Final
Hurricanes1
Game 6: Monday, April 3rd
Capitals5Final
OT
Hurricanes6
Game 7: Wednesday, April 5th
Hurricanes4Final
SO
Capitals3
Game 8: Friday, April 7th
Hurricanes4Final
Capitals3

Capitals 5

(25-38-11, 61 pts)

Hurricanes 6

(49-20-6, 104 pts)

7:00 PM ET, April 3, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 OT T
WSH 2 0 3 05
CAR 1 3 1 16

J. Vasicek (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

J. Williams (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

R. Whitney (Hurricanes - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Washington (25-38-10) at Carolina (48-20-6) 7:00 pm EDT

Washington (25-38-10) at Carolina (48-20-6) 7:00 pm EDT

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Washington Capitals look to beat the Carolina Hurricanes on the road for the third time in 10 days when they meet on Monday at the RBC Center.

On March 25, the Capitals snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory here, then followed it up with a 5-1 triumph four days later.

Beginning Monday, the Southeast Division rivals will be meeting three times over a five-day span. The latter two games will be in Washington.

Washington, which is 14th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference, is coming off a 1-0 triumph at East-leading Ottawa on Saturday. Brent Johnson made 46 saves and Dainius Zubrus scored on a power play for the Capitals, who improved to 3-1-2 on a seven-game road trip.

The Hurricanes are in second place in the East with 102 points, three fewer than the Senators.

Carolina is coming off a 5-2 loss at Atlanta on Saturday in which Rod Brind'Amour and Matt Cullen scored.

Center Josef Vasicek will return to the ice for the first time in nearly five months for the Hurricanes. The team's leading scorer in 2003-04, Vasicek tore several knee ligaments on November 11 at Florida and underwent knee surgery on December 5.

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