PHOTOS: Washington Capitals’ 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs run

Last year’s Stanley Cup Champions the Washington Capitals will not get a chance to defend their title. Their run ended in a double overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7.

In the first round, they hosted the Carolina Hurricanes and came out on top 4-2 in Game 1. In Game 2, Brooks Orpik scored the game-wining goal in overtime to notch a 4-3 victory and a 2-0 series lead.

The series then shifted to Carolina, and so did the momentum. The Caps suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat in Game 3, and were again foiled in Game 4, losing to Carolina 2-1, and in the process, lost forward T.J. Oshie to an upper body injury that could keep him out of the lineup for an extended period of time.

The Caps came back home with a vengeance in Game 5, shutting out the Canes 6-0, as fans chanted the injured Oshie’s name.

But the trend of neither team winning on the road continued in Game 6, as the Hurricanes fought to keep their season alive with a 5-2 win over the Capitals to send the series back to Washington for a decisive Game 7 at Capital One Arena, which ended in a crushing double overtime loss for the defending Stanley Cup champs.

See photos of their run.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals leave the ice following defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals leave the ice following defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals leaves the ice following a defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals leaves the ice following a defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Brock McGinn #23 of the Carolina Hurricanes scores the game winning goal against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals at 11:05 of the second overime period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Brock McGinn #23 of the Carolina Hurricanes scores the game winning goal against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals at 11:05 of the second overime period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks upward following a first overtime save by Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks upward following a first overtime save by Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his goal at 2:56 of the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his goal at 2:56 of the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals scores at 13:22 of the second period as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals congratulates him during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals scores at 13:22 of the second period as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals congratulates him during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Devante Smith-Pelly #25 of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck in front of Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Devante Smith-Pelly #25 of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck in front of Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Lars Eller #20 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Lars Eller #20 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) checks Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele, right, into the boards during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) checks Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele, right, into the boards during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 2:13 of the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 2:13 of the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Andre Burakovsky #65 against the Carolina Hurricanes at 2:13 of the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Andre Burakovsky #65 against the Carolina Hurricanes at 2:13 of the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals prepares to play against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals prepares to play against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
Jaccob Slavin, Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin (74) falls to the ice while defending against Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. Ovechkin scored on the play. Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, looks on. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Alex Ovechkin
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. Carolina won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Jaccob Slavin, Alex Ovechkin
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jaccob Slavin (74) defends against Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Teuvo Teravainen, Braden Holtby, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Jonas Siegenthaler
Carolina Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, reacts following a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky (65), of Austria, and John Carlson (74) look on with Capitals’ Jonas Siegenthaler (34), of the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Justin Faulk, Carl Hagelin
Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Faulk (27) and Washington Capitals’ Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, chase the puck during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Warren Foegele, Braden Holtby, Jordan Staal
Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) tries to score against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) while Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11) assists during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Petr Mrazek, Evgeny Kuznetsov
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek, of the Czech Republic, defends against Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Justin Faulk, Jordan Staal, Justin Williams
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11), Justin Faulk (27) and Justin Williams (14) celebrate Staal’s goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Justin Williams, Brock McGinn, Jordan Staal, Matt Niskanen
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal, right, Justin Williams (14) and Brock McGinn (23) celebrate Staal’s winning goal against the Washington Capitals’ as Capitals’ Matt Niskanen (2) skates away during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) collides with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Justin Williams (14) collides with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
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)
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) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricane, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricane, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson) (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson) (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Jordan Staal, Chandler Stephenson
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11) defends against Washington Capitals’ Chandler Stephenson (18) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd (26) moves the puck as Carolina Hurricanes' Patrick Brown (36) defends during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals’ Nic Dowd (26) moves the puck as Carolina Hurricanes’ Patrick Brown (36) defends during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) collides with Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook (48) collides with Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Sebastian Aho (20) of Finland, and Jaccob Slavin (74) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Hurricanes won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen (86) of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Sebastian Aho (20) of Finland, and Jaccob Slavin (74) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Hurricanes won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen, of Finland, reacts after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen, of Finland, reacts after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) celebrates his goal with Dougie Hamilton (19) nearby during the first period of Game 4 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) celebrates his goal with Dougie Hamilton (19) nearby during the first period of Game 4 of the team’s NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (AP/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Jordan Staal, Chandler Stephenson
Carolina Hurricanes’ Jordan Staal (11) defends against Washington Capitals’ Chandler Stephenson (18) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Sebastian Aho, T.J. Oshie
Carolina Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, and Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) chase the puck during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Warren Foegele, Jakub Vrana
Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals’ Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Petr Mrazek, Nicklas Backstrom
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek, of the Czech Republic, blocks Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. Carolina won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Lars Eller, Braden Holtby, Warren Foegele
Carolina Hurricanes’ Warren Foegele (13) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) while Capitals’ Lars Eller (20) defends during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Warren Foegele, Dougie Hamilton, Jordan Staal, Jaccob Slavin
Carolina Hurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton (19), Warren Foegele (13), Jordan Staal, right, and Jaccob Slavin (74) celebrate Hamilton’s goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. Carolina won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Rod Brind'Amour
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour watches as Hurricanes’ Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Todd Reirden
Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden reacts during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (AP/Gerry Broome)
Alex Ovechkin, Andrei Svechnikov
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) skates away, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) skates away, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) after overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) after overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn (23) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn (23) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) 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)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) 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) (AP/Nick Wass)
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)
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) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and goaltender Braden Holtby (70) battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) 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)
Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and goaltender Braden Holtby (70) battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) 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) (AP/Nick Wass)
The Washington Capitals celebrate after overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) skate by, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
The Washington Capitals celebrate after overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) skate by, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
The Capitals are seeking a 2-0 series lead against the Carolina Hurricanes. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Micheal Ferland (79) reaches for the puck in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Micheal Ferland (79) reaches for the puck in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP/Nick Wass)
A jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
A jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of game one against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of game one against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals leave the ice following defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals leaves the ice following a defeat by the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Brock McGinn #23 of the Carolina Hurricanes scores the game winning goal against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals at 11:05 of the second overime period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks upward following a first overtime save by Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his goal at 2:56 of the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals scores at 13:22 of the second period as Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals congratulates him during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Devante Smith-Pelly #25 of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck in front of Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Lars Eller #20 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) checks Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele, right, into the boards during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 2:13 of the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Andre Burakovsky #65 against the Carolina Hurricanes at 2:13 of the first period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals prepares to play against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jaccob Slavin, Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov
Alex Ovechkin
Jaccob Slavin, Alex Ovechkin
Teuvo Teravainen, Braden Holtby, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Jonas Siegenthaler
Justin Faulk, Carl Hagelin
Warren Foegele, Braden Holtby, Jordan Staal
Petr Mrazek, Evgeny Kuznetsov
Justin Faulk, Jordan Staal, Justin Williams
Justin Williams, Brock McGinn, Jordan Staal, Matt Niskanen
Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) collides with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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)
Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricane, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Fans gather outside Capital One Arena before Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (WTOP/Liz Anderson)
Jordan Staal, Chandler Stephenson
Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd (26) moves the puck as Carolina Hurricanes' Patrick Brown (36) defends during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) collides with Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Sebastian Aho (20) of Finland, and Jaccob Slavin (74) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Hurricanes won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen, of Finland, reacts after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) celebrates his goal with Dougie Hamilton (19) nearby during the first period of Game 4 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Jordan Staal, Chandler Stephenson
Sebastian Aho, T.J. Oshie
Warren Foegele, Jakub Vrana
Petr Mrazek, Nicklas Backstrom
Lars Eller, Braden Holtby, Warren Foegele
Warren Foegele, Dougie Hamilton, Jordan Staal, Jaccob Slavin
Rod Brind'Amour
Todd Reirden
Alex Ovechkin, Andrei Svechnikov
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) skates away, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) after overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn (23) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) 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)
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)
Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and goaltender Braden Holtby (70) battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) 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 celebrate after overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) skate by, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Fans in downtown D.C. celebrate a Caps win against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
The Capitals are seeking a 2-0 series lead against the Carolina Hurricanes. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Micheal Ferland (79) reaches for the puck in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
A jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of game one against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

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