Caps down struggling 'Canes for sixth straight win

8:46 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Mike Green scored the winner in the second period and the Washington Capitals continued their playoff push with a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Troy Brouwer scored the other two goals while Braden Holtby posted 43 saves for the Capitals, who are on a season-high six-game winning streak.

The win gives the Capitals 46 points on the season and they sit in first place of the Southeast Division with a four-point lead over the Winnipeg Jets, who are in action against Florida.

Carolina, meanwhile, continues in its free-fall as the team has lost 14 of its last 15 games and sits near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

Jeff Skinner had the lone goal of the game for the Hurricanes, who got 28 stops from Justin Peters.

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