Ward stops 25 shots to lead Hurricanes past Capitals 3-0

Justin Williams, Niclas Wallin and Andrew Ladd had the goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who entered the day in a three-way tie for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth with the idle Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.
The Capitals have lost six consecutive games and 11 of 12. The Hurricanes had lost three of their previous four games, scoring only six goals in that span. The offence was a bit better – although Wallin’s goal was into an empty net with 29.9 seconds left – but Ward made it stand up.

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