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Williams comes through for Hurricanes in Game 7 against Capitals

Forward has assist on winning goal in 2OT, adds to record point total in deciding games

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Justin Williams lived up to his Game 7 billing for the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

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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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Social media lights up after Hurricanes upset defending champion Capitals

McGinn's double overtime goal lifted Carolina in Game 7

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brock McGinn's double-overtime goal sent both the Carolina Hurricanes to the Eastern Conference Second Round and social media into delirium.

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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 / NHL.com Staff Writer

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

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McGinn saves Hurricanes with lunging goal-line stop, game-winner

Forward helps them to series-clinching victory against Capitals on defense, offense

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

McGinn's effort keeps it tied

CAR@WSH, Gm7: McGinn dives to clear puck away in 3rd

R1, Gm7: Brock McGinn dives across to knock away a loose puck in the crease and keep the score tied late in the 3rd

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Brock McGinn may have summoned some superhero-like strength to save the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

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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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Svechnikov could return, Ferland likely out for Hurricanes in Game 7

Carolina hopeful forward can provide boost against Capitals

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes hope to have injured forward Andrei Svechnikov back in the lineup when they play the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, NBCSWA, FS-CR).

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Hurricanes hunt down ice cream in Washington D.C. on eve of Game 7

Martinook shares video of rookie Svechnikov serving up sweet treats

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes will have ice [cream] in their veins for Game 7.

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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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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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