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Williams' power-play tally

CAR@WSH: Williams strikes on the power play

Justin Williams picks up a rebound at the doorstep and wires a tight wrister past Pheonix Copley to put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0 in the 1st

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Justin Williams scored against his former team, helping the Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Washington Capitals 3-1 at Capital One Arena.

Williams, who left Washington to return to Carolina as a free agent this offseason, gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 10:52 into the first period.

Alex Chiasson tied it 1-1 with a power-play goal with 3:01 remaining.

Trevor Carrick (at 12:10 of the second period) and Julien Gauthier (at 2:35 of the third) gave the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead.

Video: CAR@WSH: Gauthier whips one by Grubauer

Cam Ward made 22 saves for Carolina.

Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves on 21 shots in two periods for Washington. Pheonix Copley made nine saves in relief.

Video: Hurricanes edged out Capitals 4-1

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