Ovechkin hat trick helps Caps rally, top Canes in shootout

The Carolina Hurricanes built a 4-1 lead over the Washington Capitals but lost 6-5 in shootout at PNC Arena on Dec. 14, 2018.
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The Carolina Hurricanes built a 4-1 lead over the Washington Capitals but lost 6-5 in shootout at PNC Arena on Dec. 14, 2018.

In more than 30 years at The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered the N.C. State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina beats, and now is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.