The Washington Capitals' schedule so far this season has lent well to retribution. Within the past month, the Caps played the Buffalo Sabres twice in four days and the Atlanta Thrashers twice in five days. On Sunday, the Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes will tangle for the second time in four days when the two teams meet at Verizon Center,
The Caps defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in Raleigh last Wednesday. The Hurricanes tied the game at 2-2 in the third period after entering the final frame down 2-0. With less than eight minutes left, however, Brooks Laich deflected an Alex Ovechkin slap shot on a power play to score the game-winning goal.
Both the Capitals and Hurricanes have only played one game since their last meeting, both shutout victories. The Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-0, paced by Alexander Semin's third hat trick of the season. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes shut out the Boston Bruins on the road 3-0.
There shouldn't be much movement in the lineup between the two teams. For Washington, Brian Fahey was reassigned to AHL Hershey Saturday to make room for Mike Green's return to the lineup, Green sat out of the past two games with an undisclosed injury, but missed three games earlier this season with a shoulder injury.
Cam Ward should start in goal for the Hurricanes. Ward sat out of Wednesday's game after his wife gave birth.