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Mrazek does headfirst dive to celebrate Hurricanes' Game 7 double OT win

Goalie leaves feet after McGinn's goal sent Carolina to second round

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Petr Mrazek stood on his head in Game 7, then took a dive after the Carolina Hurricanes double-overtime victory.

The Hurricanes goalie did a celebratory Slip 'n Slide-style lunge after the Hurricanes upset the Washington Capitals 4-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round.

Mrazek sprinted to join the elated Hurricanes after Brock McGinn's game-winning goal at 11:05 of double overtime, then did an exuberant head-first slide across the ice before reaching his teammates.

Video: CAR@WSH, Gm7: McGinn scores in 2OT to win series

Mrazek, in his first year with the Hurricanes, stopped 34 shots in Game 7 and helped Carolina advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2009. He wasn't the only jubilant Carolina player after the win.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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