Capitals Vs. Hurricanes: Caps Are Up 1-0 After First Period As Mathieu Perreault Scores

After the Caps close loss to the Penguins, it was very important to see how the team would respond against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Caps had already won their last three against the Canes, and this game would give them a chance to make it four in a row and gain ground in the Southeast Division.

The first period could certainly be divided into halves, as each had very different tempos. The first part of the period was a very aggressive one for Carolina, as they had numerous chances inside the offensive zone to go up early. But thanks to goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Varly weathered the storm early, finishing the period 16-16 on save chances. 

The rest of the period revolved around Mathieu Perreault. Perreault scored a beautiful backhand shot given to him by Brooks Laich, giving the Caps the early 1-0 lead. Despite the fact that the Caps only had 8 shots in the period, they certainly made the most of it.

The second Perreault moment came when Tim Gleason delivered a hard hit, cutting Perrault, and causing the Caps training staff to come to his aid. After the hit it was clear that the physicality of the game seemed to pick up as the extra curricular activity began between the two squads.

Now it's starting to look like the type of  physical, in division match up we are all accustomed to.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.