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Capitals regret missed opportunities in Game 7 loss to Hurricanes

Defending champions led 2-0 and 3-1 but couldn't close out series

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The end to the Washington Capitals' reign as Stanley Cup champions came suddenly, but not unexpectedly.

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Hurricanes rally to defeat Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Eliminate defending champions with McGinn's goal at 11:05; will play Islanders in second round

by Harvey Valentine / NHL.com Correspondent

McGinn wins series in double OT

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

R1, Gm7: Brock McGinn deflects the puck by Braden Holtby in double overtime to win the series for the Hurricanes

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WASHINGTON -- Brock McGinn scored 11:05 into the second overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals with a 4-3 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Wednesday.

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Hurricanes-Capitals Game 7 debated by NHL.com

Washington favored to advance to Eastern Conference Second Round

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Home ice has been a true advantage during the Eastern Conference First Round between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes. The home team has won each of the first six games in the best-of-7 series, with Carolina winning 5-2 in Game 6 on Monday.

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First Round

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals into Game 7 against Hurricanes

Veteran forwards have eight points each in first-round playoff series

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have carried the Washington Capitals this far.

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FIRST ROUND

Capitals do not fear Game 7 against Hurricanes

Recent playoff success, home-ice advantage fuel optimism

by Harvey Valentine / NHL.com Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- In previous seasons, the Washington Capitals would have approached a Game 7 with the weight of past Stanley Cup Playoff disappointments on their shoulders.

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Press Release

Hurricanes-Capitals Game 7 caps first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Washington playing 12th series to go limit in 12 seasons; Carolina in first since 2009

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- The First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs reaches its exciting conclusion Wednesday with Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena (7:30 p.m., ET, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS).

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Capitals seek more urgency in Game 7 against Hurricanes

Miss chance to clinch, must win at home to advance to second round

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The chant echoed throughout PNC Arena during the final minutes of the Washington Capitals' 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

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Capitals, Hurricanes to play Game 7 with trip to second round on line

Washington's Ovechkin 4-7 in situation; Carolina's Williams will look to increase points record

by Sean McCullen / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes will play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Washington on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, NBCSWA, FS-CR).

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Hurricanes rally against Capitals in Game 6, avoid elimination

Carolina scores three goals in third period to force deciding game

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Staal pots rebound to break tie

WSH@CAR, Gm6: Staal fends off defense to net rebound

R1, Gm6: Jordan Staal eyes a rebound and slides it by Braden Holtby while tangling with a pair of defenders to give the Hurricanes the lead

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan Staal scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes avoided elimination with a 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday.

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First Round

Capitals eager to close out Hurricanes in Game 6, then think about Trotz

Not looking ahead to potential meeting with Islanders in second round

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- No one has to tell the Washington Capitals who will be waiting for them should they get past the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference First Round.

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