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Capitals outworked, lacked scoring while losing in Eastern First Round

Ovechkin's play, Samsonov's emergence give Washington hope heading into next season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Eastern Conference First Round by the New York Islanders, losing 4-0 in Game 5 of the best-of-7 series Thursday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

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Islanders shut out Capitals in Game 5, win Eastern First Round series

Varlamov makes 21 saves, Beauvillier scores twice for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Varlamov keeps Capitals at bay

NYI@WSH, Gm5: Varlamov helps Isles eliminate Capitals

R1, Gm5: Semyon Varlamov blanks the Capitals with 21 saves, helping the Islanders advance to the Second Round of the playoffs

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Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals 4-0 in Game 5 to win their Eastern Conference First Round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday.

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3 Keys: Islanders vs. Capitals, Game 5 of Eastern First Round

Backstrom back in lineup with Washington trying to avoid elimination

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No. 6 Islanders vs. No. 3 Capitals

8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NBCSWA, MSG, MSG+

New York leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

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Hurricanes done in after losing Svechnikov in East First Round to Bruins

Production from Aho, Teravainen, healthy Hamilton bright spots heading into 2020-21

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

The Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins for a second straight season, this time in the Eastern Conference First Round.

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Hurricanes inspired by Bruins following series loss in East First Round

Hope to emulate Boston after elimination in Game 5, feel they're 'closing in' on elite teams

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes believe they can see their future. 

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Islanders say finishing off Capitals in Eastern First Round won't be easy

Expect Washington is 'going to fight' facing elimination again in Game 5

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The New York Islanders know it's not going to be easy to eliminate the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS. NBCSWA, MSG, MSG+).

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Bruins defeat Hurricanes in Game 5, win Eastern First Round series

Rally with two power-play goals, Pastrnak has two assists in return

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Bergeron's sharp-angle tally

CAR@BOS, Gm5: Bergeron nets PPG from tough angle

R1, Gm5: Patrice Bergeron picks up a loose puck near the goal line and fires a shot past Petr Mrazek from an impossible angle in the 2nd period

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David Pastrnak had two assists in his return to the lineup, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in Game 5 to win their Eastern Conference First Round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday.

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Ovechkin at forefront of Capitals rally in Game 4 of Eastern First Round

Captain scores two goals against Islanders to extend series, season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals weren't ready for their season to end.

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Capitals rally past Islanders in Game 4, stay alive in East First Round

Ovechkin scores twice, Holtby makes 24 saves for Washington, which trailed by two early

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Ovechkin's second goal of game

WSH@NYI, Gm4: Ovechkin rips snap shot home for lead

R1, Gm4: Alex Ovechkin carries into the zone and blisters the puck into the net, putting the Capitals ahead with his second goal of the game

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Alex Ovechkin scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win against the New York Islanders to avoid elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Tuesday. 

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3 Keys: Hurricanes vs. Bruins, Game 5 of Eastern First Round

Pastrnak game-time decision for Boston, which looks to eliminate Carolina

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

No. 5 Hurricanes vs. No. 4 Bruins 

4:20 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS, NESN, FS-CR 

Boston leads best-of-7 series, 3-1 

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