WASHINGTON -- Nathan Gerbe scored the tiebreaking goal at 6:59 of the third period, Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night. Freddie Solomon Jersey . Elias Lindholm and former Capital Alexander Semin also scored for the Hurricanes, now 25-2-4 over the past nine seasons against Washington when scoring at least three goals. Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin had goals for the Capitals, who took four of five from Carolina last season. Ovechkin has seven points (five goals, two assists), the most hes had after four games since 2010. Washington had a power play over the final 26 seconds and pulled goaltender Braden Holtby, but Khudobin withstood the late charge. The Capitals went 0 for 5 with the extra man after converting six of 12 power-play opportunities during their first three games. After twice making up one-goal deficits, the Hurricanes took their first lead in the third period. Holtby stopped a pair of shots before Gerbe stuffed in the second rebound from the right side of the net. Signed as a free agent in July, Gerbe leads the Hurricanes with three goals. Chimera gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead with his first goal of the season at 5:33 of the opening period. Eric Fehr dumped the puck into the Carolina zone, Khudobin knocked it to the left circle and Chimera fired it back between the goaltenders legs. Lindholm tied it at 12:58 of the second period with a shot that glanced off the stick of Washington defenceman John Carlson. Less than a minute later, Ovechkin put Washington back in front by deflecting a shot by Steve Olesky into the net. Semins first goal of the season, a blast from the top of the left circle with Carolina on the power play, made it 2-all. NOTES: It was the opener of a five-game homestand for the Capitals, their longest of the season. ... The Hurricanes have played 1,200 games since moving from Hartford. Theyve won 536 of them. ... D Alexander Urbom made his Capitals debut. He was claimed off waivers from New Jersey last week. ... Sixteen of the past 26 meetings between the teams have been decided by one goal. Washington is 11-1-4 in those games. Paul Hofer Jersey . -- Jonathan Diaz is easy to spot in the Blue Jays clubhouse. Troy Smith Jersey . -- Ben Bishop had a milestone game against one of the NHLs greatest goalies.Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks in the Sacramento Kings 98-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Rudy Gay added 25 points, seven boards and six assists for the Kings, who have won two in a row since falling to Golden State in their opener. Spencer Hawes and Blake Griffin each finished with 17 points for the Clippers, who had won two straight to start the season. Chris Paul played through a left foot sprain and ended with 16 points and 11 assists. Final Score: Miami 107, Toronto 102 Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwyane Wade scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat continued their dominance over the Toronto Raptors with a 107-102 win on Sunday. Chris Bosh tallied 21 points with 11 rebounds and four assists for the Heat, who have opened the season with three straight wins for just the fifth time in franchise history. Luol Deng and Shawne Williams netted 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the victory. Toronto, which had its two-game winning streak snapped, may have wanted a different opponent to keep its unbeaten start to the season going. The Raptors have now lost 16 straight to the Heat, including 10 in a row in South Beach. DeMar DeRozan paced the visitors with 30 points, while Kyle Lowry finished with 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 14. Final Score: New York 96, Charlotte 93 New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Carmelo Anthony became the 40th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points, leading the New York Knicks to a 96-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Anthony, who entered the game just three points shy of the 20,000-point plateau, finished with 28 and hit the eventual game-winner for New York, which has won two straiight since a 24-point loss to Chicago in its season opener. Tim Rattay Jersey. Amare Stoudemire contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Iman Shumpert added 15 points in the win. Al Jefferson paced the Hornets with 21 points, while Kemba Walker tallied 16 points and Lance Stephenson nearly deposited a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Final Score: Golden State 95, Portland 90 Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Klay Thompson is quickly proving he is worth every penny to his recently signed four-year contract extension that will keep him in the Bay Area. Thompsons runner in the lane with 8.7 seconds proved to be the difference in the Golden State Warriors 95-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson, who signed a max extension worth a projected $70 million on Friday, scored a career-high 41 points in Saturdays win over the Los Angeles Lakers, then kept the momentum going with his clutch bucket on Sunday. LaMarcus Aldridge scored the final 10 points for Portland, the last of which a jumper that gave the hosts a 90-88 lead with 2:01 remaining in the fourth quarter. Andre Iguodala split a pair of free throws with 26.3 seconds left before the Warriors forced a turnover of Wesley Matthews. Matthews grabbed the inbounds pass and a pair of Warrior defenders swarmed him. He lost the ball and it rolled out of bounds, with the officials awarding possession to the Blazers. But after a replay review, the call was overturned. Thompson ran the baseline coming out of timeout, rolled up the block, received a crisp pass from Iguodala and converted the running jumper. Portland then got sloppy and turned it over two more times in the closing seconds and Stephen Curry sealed it at the line with four free throws. ' ' '
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