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Washington
vs
Carolina
Apr 15
 
7:00 PM ET
Don Brennan
Don Brennan 
Has covered the Ottawa Senators and the NHL - for both the Ottawa Sun and the Ottawa Citizen - as a reporter and a columnist since they returned to the NHL in 1992.

Among his various freelance jobs, he can also be heard on TSN1200's pre-game show and, at various times throughout the year, as a co-host on the morning show.
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Hurricanes brought the Capitals to overtime in Game 2, so this thing could be tied up heading back to Raleigh. To state the obvious, the “bunch of jerks” need this one to have a chance at a first round upset.

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The Pick: WASH (+100) via MyBookie
When it’s not Ovechkin or Kuznetzov or Backstrom or Carlson but Brooks Orpik who beats you with his offensive skills (four goals, 151 career playoff games; two regular season goals in last three years) you have to be kicking yourself.

It feels like the Canes blew any remote chance they had in this series with Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Caps just 108 seconds into overtime. Now, instead of stealing home ice advantage, they return to Carolina, where they will fall behind 3-0 in the best of seven series.  

The defending champs have a recent history of being road warriors in the playoffs.  Last year, they won their first four games away from home and then finished with a 10-3 post-season record as visitors. 

And in taking a 2-0 lead on the Canes in this year’s opening round, they have a combined total of one goal from Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuzetzov and John Carlson.

Expect that to change when the Caps take a stranglehold on the series tonight.

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