For the first time this postseason, the Washington Capitals blew a lead, letting the Carolina Hurricanes sneak back into the game and series, forcing Game Seven on Wednesday night. But before we get there, let’s relive this pain together.
Brett Connolly kicked us off with some great moves low along the goal line. Archvillain Warren Foegele struck back, scoring on a spin-o-rama after a Canes power play expired, but Alex Ovechkin restored Washington’s lead with a beautiful wrister to make it 2-1 after 20 minutes.
Sebastian Aho pickpocketed Jonas Siegenthaler early in the second period to force a turnover and tie the game. Then, four minutes into the third period, Jordan Staal outworked Niskanen and Orlov up close to make it 3-2 Canes. Justin Williams added a deflection to make it 4-2 to surprise Holtby. Dougie Hamilton added an empty-netter.
Caps lose. The series is tied 3-3. We’re going to a Game Seven.