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Semin's Pair Stuns Canes in Chinatown

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2016

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.

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