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Capitals know they need more to get past Hurricanes in Game 7

The Washington Capitals have a simple goal -- they want to win back-to-back Stanley Cups. If they want to keep that dream alive, though, they'll have to find a way to beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the first-round Eastern Conference series Wednesday night.

Washington won last year's Stanley Cup with stifling defense, timely goals and solid play all around. Plus, the Capitals trailed in all four series but rebounded to win. In this series, though, the Metropolitan Division champions often have been outplayed by Carolina, and that's why it's tied at three games apiece.

Carolina's ferocious physical play has made it tough for Washington to establish its offense and clear the puck on defense. The Capitals have done better in these areas in the past two games, but the Hurricanes came through again and scored a 5-2 victory in Game 6 on Monday at home to even up the series.

Points: A. Ovechkin89
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin338
PIM: T. Wilson128
Win: B. Holtby32
Shutouts: B. Holtby3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 274 (5)
Shots: 2492 (22)
PP%: 20.8% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 730 (11)
Assists: 478 (5)
SH Goals: 5 (25)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 248 (15)
Shots Against: 2584 (17)
PK%: 78.9% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 706 (12)
Shutouts: 4 (20)
Sv%: 0.904 (18)
Date Player Status
4/18 T. Oshie Fractured right clavicle (day-to-day)
3/20 M. Kempny Torn hamstring (day-to-day)
Date Player Transactions
4/21 P. Milner Called up from minors from South Carolina-ECHL
4/21 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/20 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 D. Smith-Pelly Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/14 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/14 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/11 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/11 N. Dowd Contract extended Three-year contract extension
4/7 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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