RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in a shootout off the stick of forward Chad LaRose at the RBC Center Thursday.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored his first NHL goal at 2:12 in the third period, tying the Carolina Hurricanes at 2-2.
Washington forward Alexander Semin scored at 1:43 in the second period cutting the Hurricanes' early 2-0 lead in half.
The Canes' first goal was scored by defenseman Jamie McBain, who made his NHL debut on March 16. The blue-line shot on the power play at 2:11 was McBain's second goal of the season.
Defenseman Bryan Rodney scored the second goal, the first of his NHL career, at 9:09.
Hurricanes foward Jussi Jokinen earned the primary assist on both goals.