Oct 10, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Nathan Gerbe (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in the third period at Verizon Center. The Hurricanes won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Comeback To Beat Capitals

It’s a game the Carolina Hurricanes would have lost last season – falling behind twice in the game, which would usually end any comeback, but tonight the Canes fought back to beat the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-2.

Washington’s Jason Chimera got the scoring started when he shot a slow-moving puck that confused Anton Khudobin. The puck skirted to the right of the goalie on a shot he easily should have stopped.

It was goals like that last season that sunk the Hurricanes for good, but in the second period, Elias Lindholm wristed a shot that deflected off a couple of bodies for the first goal of his career.

But less than a minute later Alexander Ovechkin scored retaking the lead for the Capitals. It looked similar to the Penguins game on Tuesday when Jussi Jokinen scored after Nathan Gerbe had tied the game.

Alexander Semin changed that script tieing the game when he blasted a shot past Braden Holtby on the two-man advantage.

Gerbe would complete the comeback and score his third goal of the game when he hung out by the left post waiting to pot a rebound goal.

This is exactly the type of game the Hurricanes needed after being beaten handily by the Penguins. They came from behind twice, after two deflating goals to earn two points on a Metropolitan Division opponent.

It’s what was lacking from the team last season and it will be good for the team’s playoff chances if they can play like this in the future.

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