- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 26, 2007

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington’s preseason home opener last night against the Carolina Hurricanes looked a lot like the Capitals’ game in Raleigh, N.C., nine days before.

The Caps played well for 40 minutes and earned a two-goal lead before a furious third-period rally by the Hurricanes sent the game to overtime.

Except this time in the extra session, Nicklas Backstrom put home a rebound after Mike Green’s end-to-end dash to give the Caps a 3-2 victory in front of a sparse crowd at Verizon Center.

Green scored in the first period shortly after coming out of the penalty box. Fleischmann feathered him a pass between two defenders, and Green backhanded one past Carolina goaltender Cam Ward.

After a shaky first period with the extra man, Viktor Kozlov tipped a shot from Alex Ovechkin on the power play, and then stuffed home the rebound through goalie Michael Leighton’s legs 13:30 into the second period.

Justin Williams and Erik Cole had the third-period markers for the Hurricanes.

Corey Masisak

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