The Washington Capitals got whipped something mighty by the Carolina Hurricanes. The first postseason game Raleigh has seen in a decade was a one-sided beatdown, though maybe that’s not a good choice of words.
Warren Foegele gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the series with a slow-dribbler, the lone goal of the first period. He struck again in the second period as a Final Destination-quality series of mishaps befell Caps defenders. Dougie Hamilton’s power-play point shot gave the Canes a three-goal lead, which he added to with another goal in the third period. Things got goofier in the third period, and Brock McGinn made it a fiver.
Canes beat Caps 5-0. Caps lead the series 2-1.
But first, rules are rules. soɯɐlıɐq!
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 15, 2019
Did you really think this was gonna be easy? Don’t sleep on the Carolina Hurricanes. Down two games to none, they retreated to home ice and put a hurting on the defending champions. It had been years since the Caps have been outplayed as badly as they were in this game.
The Canes are a good team, and this was always going to be a long series. But I’m not dispirited. That was not a normal game. The Caps can get back. See you back here on Thursday.
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