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Semin, Gerbe help lift Hurricanes past Capitals
Signed as a free agent in July following five unspectacular seasons with Buffalo, Gerbe has helped Carolina get off to a 2-1-1 start. He gives much of the credit to teammates Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer.
“They’re two great players,” Gerbe said. “Obviously, playing with them makes the game simpler. We’ve been able to create some chemistry, beginning in training camp.”
“He’s doing a lot of things well without the puck,” Muller said. “He’s competes and he works and he’s really worked for his goals so far. It was a huge one tonight.”
After twice making up one-goal deficits, the Hurricanes took their first lead in the third period. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby stopped a pair of shots before Gerbe stuffed in the second rebound from the right side of the net.
“I just tried to stay around the net,” Gerbe said. “I saw (the puck) pop up and tried to get it back. It just trickled in.”
Elias Lindholm scored his first NHL goal and former Capital Alexander Semin also tallied for the Hurricanes, now 25-2-4 over the past nine seasons against Washington when scoring at least three goals.
It was the first meeting of the season between two teams now competing in the newly formed Metro Division.
“These are the games you have to reach down and give a little extra because they’re going to be a little more intense,” Muller said. “I thought our guys were really focused from the start. Great performance.”
“I thought both teams played well,” coach Adam Oates said. “I thought we did a lot of good things. … Obviously you don’t want to lose them, but if you show up and play like that for 60 minutes, you’re going to win your share.”
Right now, though, Washington is 1-3 despite holding the lead in all four of its games.
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