Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.:
Eric Staal thought he had the go-ahead goal and Philipp Grubauer thought he had the save of the year. Unfortunately for Caps fans, replay sided with Staal.
With the Caps and Carolina Hurricanes tied at 0, Matt Niskanen made sure it stayed that way as he swept a puck that had gotten past goalie Philipp Gruabuer off the goal line.
The Capitals (28-6-2, 58 points) will play their final game of 2015 in Raleigh, N.C., tonight at 6 p.m. when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes (15-17-5, 35 points) at RBC Arena.