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.