WASHINGTON - The Carolina Hurricanes topped the Washington Capitals 4-1 to begin a three-game preseason road trip.
In his first trip back to The District, Justin Williams scored a power-play goal. Trevor Carrick, Julien Gauthier and Justin Faulk (empty net) also found the back of the net and Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Canes, who are an unblemished 3-0 on the road in the exhibition season.
"I thought we got better as we went along. I thought we built a game, and I thought our third period was our best period," head coach Bill Peters said. "I thought our young guys settled down, started to play and show what they're all about in the third."
Here are five takeaways from tonight's game.