The defending champions have been knocked out. The Carolina Hurricanes have defeated the Washington Capitals in a thrilling double overtime matchup to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The game-winning goal was a sensational rip by Justin Williams, deflected in by Brock McGinn who was waiting in front of net.
After a long and grueling seven-game series, the Canes will be inching closer to hoisting up the Stanley Cup. The Capitals will be hanging their heads as Alexander Ovechkin's performance wasn't enough to lift them to the next round.
The Canes will take on the New York Islanders in the second round, in what should be a thrilling matchup.