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LISTEN: Highlights Capitals-Hurricanes Round 1 Game 5

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) falls to the ice next to Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-0 in Game 5 of their first-round series Saturday. With the win, the Capitals lead the series 3-games-to-2.

Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the Capitals moved within a win of advancing to the second round.

Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Nic Dowd also scored in the Washington rout. Dowd became the first Capitals player in franchise history to score on a penalty shot in a postseason game. Braden Holtby earned a 30-save shutout.

Hear the highlights below courtesy the Capitals Radio Network.

NIC DOWD NETS FIRST PENALTY SHOT GOAL IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

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