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Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

WASHINGTON (AP) Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions.

The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after the Carolina Hurricanes' stunning 4-3 double-overtime victory over the Washington Capitals and beamed with pride in his upstart team's latest triumph that added another piece to one of the craziest first rounds in recent NHL history. Each conference's top seed, all four division champions and the teams that met in last year's Cup Final are all out, and the pesky Hurricanes are storming on to face the New York Islanders in the second round.

"You can kick the snot out of each other and look each other in the eye and say, `Man that was a great series, you really pushed us,'" Williams said. "We pushed each other."

Points: A. Ovechkin89
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin338
PIM: T. Wilson128
Win: B. Holtby32
Shutouts: B. Holtby3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 274 (5)
Shots: 2492 (22)
PP%: 20.8% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 730 (11)
Assists: 478 (5)
SH Goals: 5 (25)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 248 (15)
Shots Against: 2584 (17)
PK%: 78.9% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 706 (12)
Shutouts: 4 (20)
Sv%: 0.904 (18)
Date Player Status
4/18 T. Oshie Fractured right clavicle (day-to-day)
3/20 M. Kempny Torn hamstring (day-to-day)
Date Player Transactions
4/21 P. Milner Called up from minors from South Carolina-ECHL
4/21 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/20 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 D. Smith-Pelly Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/19 V. Vanecek Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/14 V. Vanecek Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/14 I. Samsonov Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/11 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/11 N. Dowd Contract extended Three-year contract extension
4/7 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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