Carolina Hurricanes' Jerome Samson (71) has his shot blocked by Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Photo by: Karl B DeBlaker

Carolina Hurricanes' Jerome Samson (71) has his shot blocked by Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)