Carolina Hurricanes beat Washington Capitals in 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals defends the net against Saku Maenalanen #8 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the third 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)

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WASHINGTON — The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in double-overtime in game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes will now face off against the New York Islanders in the second round.

This is the first season the Hurricanes have been in the playoffs since the 2008-09 season, when they lost to the eventual-champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference finals.

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