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Carolina Hurricanes (13-13-5)


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Ovechkin, Vrana lead Caps over Hurricanes 6-5 in shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored goals in bunches once again - until the shootout. Then it was up to Jakub Vrana to clinch an important victory for the Washington Capitals.

The three-time MVP had his second consecutive hat trick, Vrana scored in the sixth round of the tiebreaker and the Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.

Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game point streak matched his career high set in 2006-07.

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho33
Plus/Minus: B. Pesce5
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton108
PIM: J. Faulk23
Win: C. McElhinney7
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 80 (30)
Shots: 1171 (1)
PP%: 17.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 237 (28)
Assists: 133 (29)
SH Goals: 2 (20)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 19 9 3 41
Columbus 17 12 2 36
Pittsburgh 14 11 6 34
NY Islanders 14 12 4 32
NY Rangers 14 13 4 32
Carolina 13 13 5 31
New Jersey 11 13 6 28
Philadelphia 12 14 4 28
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 91 (22)
Shots Against: 866 (31)
PK%: 80.6% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 269 (19)
Shutouts: 0 (26)
Sv%: 0.895 (23)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/14 H. Fleury Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
12/11 M. Ferland Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
12/5 J. Staal Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/12 J. Kuokkanen Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
12/9 S. Darling Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
12/8 A. Nedeljkovic Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
12/8 S. Maenalanen Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
12/7 A. Nedeljkovic Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
12/6 S. Maenalanen Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
12/1 J. Bean Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
11/30 S. Darling Sent to minors Charlotte-AHL
11/29 C. Bishop Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
11/29 S. Darling Waived
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