Sasha Kills. (Fox)
The Washington Capitals lost their second consecutive game on Thursday night inside Verizon Center, falling 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes in a see-saw contest. Jason Chimera scored first for the home side, before last summer’s 5th overall pick, Elias Lindholm, scored his first NHL goal to tie it up. Alex Ovechkin would get his sixth of the season on a crazy bounce shortly thereafter, but Carolina would get two more goals, the equalizer from Alexander Semin and the game winner off the stick of Sabres castoff Nathan Gerbe, to leave the District with two points. With the loss, Adam Oates’ men are now 1-3-0 on the year, with their lone win coming in a shootout. That means they are now (technically) dead last in the new Metropolitan Division.
Alex Urbom impressed me in his NHL debut. Washington’s newest player, who was claimed off waivers from the New Jersey Devils last week, played most of his even strength with Steve Oleksy and looked strong, confident, and mobile both with and without the puck. If he could develop in to a top-four guy and the organization really has given up on Dmitry Orlov, than perhaps it can phase John Erskine out of top-four ice time for this team as they try and attain some lofty goals. It was obviously just one game, but the young Swede did impress me on Thursday.no comments