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LISTEN: Hear Highlights from Capitals-Hurricanes Round 1 Game 1

The Capitals hope to become the second NHL team in the last 20 years to repeat (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Capitals took a first step Thursday to a potentially deep postseason run as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 in Game 1 of their first-round series.

Nicklas Backstrom scored twice, Alex Ovechkin added a power-play goal and Lars Eller sealed the win with an empty-net goal late in regulation. Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov scored twice for the Hurricanes in the third period.

Hear the Capitals highlights of Game 1 below as called by John Walton and Ken Sabourin on the Capitals Radio Network.

 

 

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