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With dominant win, Capitals rediscover swagger as they look to eliminate Hurricanes

With dominant win, Capitals rediscover swagger as they look to eliminate Hurricanes

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room.

“To ourselves, I think,” Holtby said, “to show that when we play that way we're going to be real tough to beat.”

The Capitals look as if they've found the swagger that led them to winning the Stanley Cup last year and can eliminate the Hurricanes in Game 6 on Monday night, while the Nashville Predators face elimination down 3-2 on the road against the Dallas Stars.

In a first round that has included three series upsets and two division champions already knocked out, the...

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