Dallas Stars Advance To 2nd Round of Playoffs

Thursday, 25 Apr, 2019

The Washington Capitals celebrate after a goal by Carolina Hurricanes left wing Warren Foegele (13) in the opening minute of the first period of Game Four of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Jordan Staal on Monday scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period as the Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.

Washington Capitals forward T.J.

"Coaches don't win anything", he said. "They don't change how he plays". "Those guys obviously contributed and had big games".

As Evgeny Kuznetsov tried to tuck the puck under Petr Mrazek's pads with 9:26 remaining, Ovechkin charged in but skated into Mrazek as he appeared to push the puck into the net.

Just like Carolina-Washington, the Dallas-Nashville game is heading into the third period all knotted up with one team trying to save their season.

"Yeah, I saw the puck", Ovechkin said. "There wasn't a whole lot of chances going either way". I think that's everyone's mindset. "And it was fortunate to go in". Holtby, who gave up four goals on 35 shots in the Game 6 loss, has been much better on home ice than he has been on the road in this series.

There was a point in the third period at 10:34 where it looked like Ovechkin tied the game but the play was waved off due to goaltender interference.

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room.

"If we're in this situation again, you've just got to do some more homework", he said.

"I said at the start of the series that if they're going to knock us out, we're not going to do it easy", he added. Washington went on to win the game 4-2.

But the Stars have their sights set on the second round as well, and surely will not give up the best-of-seven series without a good fight.

Oshie suffered a brutal injury in a playoff game against the Hurricanes when he was shoved into the boards from behind.

The NHL has announced the deciding game of the Capitals-Hurricanes series will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday night.

Another tie heading into the third period.

. "That's one thing that we could've done better in this series, and now we have a chance to keep improving on that with an opportunity to win a series". In the US, the game will be televised locally on NBC Sports Washington and Fox Sports Carolinas, and nationally on NBCSN.

"You've got to be prepared for everything", Reirden said. "We've been playing some good hockey here at the end".

Nicklas Backstrom found John Carlson for a short breakaway. Carolina's Sebastian Aho stole the puck on the forecheck and delivered the pass to Teravainen. The Capitals are likely to lean hard on their netminder, which they have for much of the series given they've been outshot by a almost 40-shot margin through the first six games.

"We didn't have a tomorrow", Carolina oach Rod Brind'Amour said. "Chris Huffine, our video coach told me that today".