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Defending champion Capitals face familiar ‘Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

Defending champion Capitals face familiar ‘Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time.

The player who earned the “Mr. Game 7” moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in winner-take-all situations lost in a Game 7 for the first time with the Washington Capitals in 2017. Now he's back as captain of the Carolina Hurricanes looking to hand his most recent team another crushing playoff loss in a catalog full of them.

“You learn a lot about people when it's win or go home, when it's us or them,” Williams said. “Anything can happen next game, and we're happy to be playing it.”

The Capitals blew a chance to eliminate the Hurricanes on the road Monday and will now host Game 7 at home...

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