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Semin and Clark score two each to lead Capitals past Hurricanes 5-2

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Alexander Semin and Chris Clark score two goals apiece to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

The Capitals snapped a six-game road losing streak, avoiding their longest such streak since the 1975-76 season.

Olaf Kolzig had 34 saves for his 260th career win, tying Gilles Meloche for 30th place on the all-time list.

After Eric Staal pulled the Hurricanes to 3-2 at 12:07 of the third, Clark and Alexander Ovechkin scored empty-netters in the final minute to secure the Capitals' win.

Erik Cole also scored for Carolina and John Grahame stopped 25 shots.

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