The Washington Capitals continue impressive play on the road winning their fifth out of their last six outside the District with a 5-3 win over division rival Carolina. The huge road win pulled the Caps into sole possession of second place in the Southeast and to within just two points of division leader Winnipeg. With the New York Islanders winning tonight, the Caps will remain 3 points out of the 8th playoff spot. They will take the Isles win though, since the Isles defeated Winnipeg.
The Capitals were fueled by three very familiar producers. Alexander Ovechkin and Mike Green each scored 2 goals apiece while Nicklas Backstrom added four helpers in the five goal onslaught. Ovechkin's two tallies gives him 20 goals on the season and moves him into third overall in the NHL. Backstrom's four assists moves him into third overall in helpers in the NHL with 29.no comments