Raleigh, N.C. — Not even an apparent injury to Alexander Ovechkin could slow down the Washington Capitals.
Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist while Eric Fehr added a goal and an assist Monday night, leading Washington to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Washington played the last 2 1/2 periods without Ovechkin, who was helped off the ice at 7:55 of the first period after initiating a knee-to-knee collision with defenseman Tim Gleason.
Ovechkin, who hit Gleason with his right knee as the defenseman was attempting to take the puck out of his own zone, received a five-minute major and a game misconduct, his second in his last three games. Both he and Gleason were helped off the ice, but Gleason returned during the power play.
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