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Hurricanes rally past Capitals, 5-2, force Game 7 in first-round series

Hurricanes rally past Capitals, 5-2, force Game 7 in first-round series

Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname.

The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade.

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.

“We didn't have a tomorrow,” coach Rod Brind'Amour said.

Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the Capitals had the tying goal disallowed, Warren Foegele and Teuvo Teravainen also scored, Dougie Hamilton added an empty-netter and Petr Mrazek made 23 saves.

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