Last year’s Stanley Cup Champions the Washington Capitals are hoping for a repeat in 2019.
In the first round, they faced the Carolina Hurricanes and came out on top 4-2. In the second round, Brooks Orpik scored the game-wining goal in overtime, to take Game 2 at 4-3.
The Caps faced the Canes for Game 3 on April 15 and suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat.
They looked to redeem themselves in Game 4 on April 18, but was again foiled, losing to Caroline 2-1, and losing forward T.J. Oshie in the process due to an injury.
The Caps came back with a vengeance in Game 5 on April 20, shutting out the Canes 6-0, as fans chanted the injured Oshie’s name.
The Hurricanes could set another arena attendance record Monday, April 22, when they look to stave off elimination in Game 6.
See photos of their Stanley Cup Playoffs run below.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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