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Washington
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23-46-10-3
Carolina
Hurricanes
28-34-14-6
OT
21 SOG
41 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
WSH
CAR
game recap

Washington Capitals 3, Carolina Hurricanes 3 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Washington Capitals 3, Carolina Hurricanes 3 FINAL OT
Washington Capitals 3, Carolina Hurricanes 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Craig Adams and Jason Doig exchanged punches on the ice, then went to the penalty box and yelled at each other through the glass.

In a game between the worst teams in the Southeast Division, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals made sure everyone got their money's worth Thursday night.

Pavel Brendl scored late in the third period to lift the Hurricanes into a 3-3 tie in a game marked by hard hits, numerous penalties, ejections and several on-ice tussles.

``It's obvious that there's a strong dislike for each other,'' Carolina's Sean Hill said. ``That can make for exciting games, I guess.''

Hill and Marty Murray each scored for the Hurricanes, who are 0-5-2 in their last seven home games. Kevin Weekes had 18 saves for Carolina, which outshot Washington 41-21.

Jeff Halpern had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who had won the previous four meetings this season. Anson Carter and Mike Grier each added goals, while Olaf Kolzig had 38 saves.

The teams combined for 25 penalties, 17 coming in the second period. Washington's Darcy Verot and Carolina's Bruno St. Jacques received game misconduct penalties for their part in the Adams-Doig fight at 4:45 of the second period.

``These games are intense, they're emotional,'' Carter said. ``There's a lot of 1-on-1 battles in there that are being hard-fought by both teams.''

Carolina hasn't beaten Washington since taking a 3-1 win on Feb. 14, 2003. The Capitals had won five straight meetings since, including four this season by a combined score of 18-6.

The Hurricanes seemed particularly focused Thursday on Doig, who was suspended two games for kneeing Kevyn Adams during the Capitals' 5-3 win on Jan. 29. Adams' left knee was injured and he has been placed on injured reserve.

The Capitals' defenseman was involved in several scraps and was whistled for three penalties and a five-minute major for the fight with Craig Adams.

Carter put the Capitals ahead 3-2 with a power-play goal. Standing in front of the crease, Halpern flipped the puck back to Carter on the left goal line while battling for position.

Carter beat Weekes, who had come out when the puck was in front of net, at 8:03 of the third.

Brendl answered with his fourth goal of the season, grabbing a rebound off a shot from Eric Staal and putting it in at 14:57.

Both goaltenders came up with big saves late in the game and in overtime to preserve the tie.

``We had lots of possession time, lots of Grade-A scoring opportunities and no results,'' Carolina coach Peter Laviolette said. ``It's frustrating.''

Carolina dominated the second period and took a 2-1 lead on Hill's straightaway shot on the power play. The Hurricanes swarmed around the net, outshooting the Capitals 16-3, and would have led by more if not for Kolzig.

The netminder turned away close shots by Jeff O'Neill, Justin Williams and Niclas Wallin in the period to keep Washington in it.

The Capitals tied it when a shot by Peter Bondra bounced off the skate of Halpern, ricocheted off Weekes and went in the net. Halpern was credited with the power-play goal at 16:59 of the period.

``Obviously when you have a lead late in a hockey game on the road, you'd definitely like to shut the team down,'' Kolzig said. ``We didn't play our best in the second period and I thought we came out a lot better in the third.''

scoring summary
1st Period
12:43
WSH
SHG - Michael Grier (5) ASST: Darcy Verot (1), Brendan Witt (5)
1 - 0 WSH
18:12
CAR
Marty Murray (5) ASST: Bret Hedican (12), Bruno St. Jacques (2)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:26
CAR
PPG - Sean Hill (6) ASST: Josef Vasicek (14), Erik Cole (16)
2 - 1 CAR
16:59
WSH
PPG - Jeff Halpern (11) ASST: Peter Bondra (14), Josef Boumedienne (6)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
08:03
WSH
PPG - Anson Carter (12) ASST: Jeff Halpern (11), Robert Lang (39)
3 - 2 WSH
14:57
CAR
Pavel Brendl (4) ASST: Eric Staal (15), Justin Williams (22)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
04:44
WSH
Brendan Witt  Interference against  Jeff O'Neill
11:19
WSH
Josef Boumedienne  Boarding against  Jeff O'Neill
15:52
CAR
Sean Hill  Interference against  Stephen Peat
16:18
WSH
Jeff Halpern  Slashing against  Glen Wesley
17:02
CAR
Justin Williams  Cross checking against  Brendan Witt
19:18
CAR
Erik Cole  Interference on goalkeeper against  Olie Kolzig
2nd Period
02:33
WSH
Jason Doig  Tripping against  Pavel Brendl
04:45
WSH
Darcy Verot  Game misconduct against  Bruno St. Jacques
04:45
WSH
Darcy Verot  Fighting (maj) against  Bruno St. Jacques
04:45
WSH
Jason Doig  Fighting (maj) against  Craig Adams
04:45
WSH
Jason Doig  Boarding against  Craig Adams
04:45
CAR
Bruno St. Jacques  Game misconduct against  Darcy Verot
04:45
CAR
Bruno St. Jacques  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Verot
04:45
CAR
Craig Adams  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Doig
04:45
CAR
Jesse Boulerice  Roughing against  Jason Doig
05:10
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Witt
06:45
WSH
Anson Carter  Slashing against  Erik Cole
15:39
CAR
Ron Francis  Hi-sticking against  Jason Doig
16:06
CAR
Marty Murray  Holding against  Michael Grier
16:13
WSH
Dainius Zubrus  Roughing against  Sean Hill
17:42
WSH
Trent Whitfield  Holding the stick against  Niclas Wallin
19:51
CAR
Jesse Boulerice  Roughing against  Jason Doig
19:51
WSH
Jason Doig  Roughing against  Marty Murray
3rd Period
05:33
WSH
Peter Bondra  Hooking against  Rod Brind'Amour
07:40
CAR
Bret Hedican  Holding against  Bates Battaglia
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Olie Kolzig
SA: 41TOI: 64:46
Saves: 38EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .927SH: 2 - 2
Kevin Weekes
SA: 21TOI: 64:57
Saves: 18EV: 16 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .857SH: 0 - 1