Tom Wilson broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Braden Holtby made 14 saves in the Washington Capitals' 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center.
Wilson scored 3:31 into the third to give Washington a lead it did not relinquish. Derek Roy scored an insurance goal at 13:11. Dan Ellis relieved Holtby midway through the game and made 12 saves to preserve the shutout.
Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack played the first two periods and made 22 saves. Drew MacIntyre allowed two goals on nine shots.
Washington was 0-for-3 on the power play; Carolina was 0-for-2.