Capitals visit Hurricanes after Mantha’s 2-goal game

Washington Capitals (34-18-10, 4th in Metropolitan) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (41-14-5, 1st in Metropolitan)

Raleigh, NC; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Hurricanes -153, uppercase +130; over/under is 6

SUMMARY: The Carolina Hurricanes host Washington after Anthony Mantha scored twice in the Capitals’ 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The Hurricanes played 11-6-0 against division opponents. Carolina ranks third in the Eastern Conference at an average of 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.7.

The Capitals are 12-5-1 against Metropolitan opponents. Washington ranks 10th in the NHL with an average of 3.3 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 38.

In their last encounter on March 3, Washington won 4-0.

POWERFUL: Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 34 assists and has 61 points this season. Teuvo Teravainen has three goals and four assists in his last 10 games for Carolina.

Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Capitals with 40 total assists and 60 points. Ovechkin has seven goals and five assists in his last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while conceding 1.9 goals per game with a 0.933 percent save.

Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .910 percent save.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Seth Jarvis: Day to Day (hip), Brendan Smith: Out (torso), Tony DeAngelo: Out (midsection).

Capital letters: Lars Eller: out (covid-19).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from sports radar.

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