Semin's Pair Stuns Canes in Chinatown

Chris BrooksCorrespondent INovember 7, 2008

Caps fans went home very happy, after Alexander Semin scored twice in the final three minutes to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 at Verizon Center last night.

Down 2-1, Semin stood with the puck behind the Carolina net, and spun around and netted the wrister to knot the score at 2 apiece.

After a missed shot by the Canes with less than 30 seconds to go, Alex Ovechkin brought the puck across ice where he found Semin for the game-winning goal with 10.9 seconds left in regulation. The pair of goals puts Semin at 10 goals already, just 12 games into the season.

Ovechkin had an assist on each of the three goals in the thrilling victory. Sergei Federov tied the game at one in the second period with his goal just over three minutes into the period.

Brent Johnson got the nod in goal for Washington and garnered 32 saves on 34 shots by Carolina. The Caps record stands at 6-4-2 (16 points), just two points behind the Southeast Division leading Carolina Hurricanes (7-4-2).

The Caps host the New York Rangers on Saturday night at Verizon Center with a 7 p.m. start time.

C-A-P-S CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!

Related

    3 stars of the game: Burakovsky's big night propels Caps to the Stanley Cup Final

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    3 stars of the game: Burakovsky's big night propels Caps to the Stanley Cup Final

    NBC Sports Washington
    via NBC Sports Washington

    Alex Ovechkin touches Prince of Wales Trophy, stupid curses be damned

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    Alex Ovechkin touches Prince of Wales Trophy, stupid curses be damned

    NBC Sports Washington
    via NBC Sports Washington

    Alex Ovechkin scored the goal that sent the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    Alex Ovechkin scored the goal that sent the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final

    NBC Sports Washington
    via NBC Sports Washington

    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018 Tale of the Tape: Washington D.C. vs Las Vegas

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018 Tale of the Tape: Washington D.C. vs Las Vegas

    NBC Sports Washington
    via NBC Sports Washington