Staal Leads Hurricanes Past Capitals 5-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Staal had two goals and an assist, Justin Peters cruised to his first NHL shutout, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the reeling Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.

Justin Faulk and Anthony Stewart scored in an 88-second span and Andreas Nodl added a goal during Carolina's three-goal first period.

Peters needed to make just 17 saves to win his second straight start. He replaced Cam Ward, who was out with an undisclosed lower body injury.

Jiri Tlusty had two assists, giving him points in a team-best eight straight games. The Hurricanes led 4-0 after 40 minutes and won their third in four games, improving to 11-3-1 in their last 15 at home.

Tomas Vokoun allowed two goals on seven shots before he was pulled roughly 5 minutes. Michal Neuvirth made 30 saves but gave up the final three goals.


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