The chants of "M-V-P!" subsided for a moment, so Alex Ovechkin waved a glove to implore the red-clad fans for more.
Ovechkin scored his league-leading 63rd goal and got all sorts of help Tuesday night in Washington's 4-1 victory over Carolina, a result that left the teams tied atop the Southeast Division at 90 points with two games to go in the regular season.
The Hurricanes close out the regular season schedule with consecutive home games. The 'Canes host Tampa Bay on Wednesday night followed the season finale at the RBC Center against Florida.