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Zion Williamson sends hype video to Hurricanes and fans for Game 4

Duke star asks for big-time energy for Stanley Cup Playoff game

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

For the Carolina Hurricanes, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round was going to be a slam dunk.

Ahead of their game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, the team received a hype-up video from Duke basketball star Zion Williamson, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: A special message from @ZionW32 to #Canes fans pic.twitter.com/RMInaB2jmU

Williamson, clad in a Hurricanes T-shirt, had a message for the team and fans, which was to bring the enrgy and make PNC Arena as loud as possible.

The Hurricanes won Game 4 on Thursday 2-1. The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, SN1, TVAS).

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