Washington Capitals' Mike Knuble (22) controls the puck against Carolina Hurricanes' Tim Brent (37) during the first period of an NHL game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Photo by: Gerry Broome

Washington Capitals' Mike Knuble (22) controls the puck against Carolina Hurricanes' Tim Brent (37) during the first period of an NHL game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)