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.
But Monday, April 22, in a first-round series where neither team has won on the road, the Carolina Hurricanes fought to keep their season alive with a 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 6.
See photos of their Stanley Cup Playoffs run below.
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)
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