NHL-leading Washington Capitals and recent history indicates the Carolina Hurricanes are also unlikely to do it.
They’ll be trying to prevent it from finally happening again Tuesday night, though the NHL leaders appear to have an excellent opportunity to keep that run going when they look to extend their home winning streak against the Carolina Hurricanes to four. Washington (49-14-5) went 2-1-1 on its road trip that featured the last three games in California. It knocked off Boston in overtime and then Anaheim in a shootout to start the swing but lost to Los Angeles in OT and San Jose in the next two.
Washington (28-6-2) is off to the best start in club annals, and it’s won nine games in a row after scoring four unanswered third-period goals to rally for a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.
It definitely hurts us,” forward T. J. Oshie told the team’s official website. “It’s hard playing from behind all the time. We don’t get down on ourselves when it happens; we almost get up and play a little bit better. But it’d be nice to start with the first one here pretty soon.”