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Capitals at Hurricanes Round 1, Game 6: Second Period Thread

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The Caps lead after one heading into the middle stanza of a possible series-clincher.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Connolly struck first before Warren Foegele (who?) knotted things up at one-apiece. After some chippiness both ways, Alex Ovechkin did what he does best and tallied his 65th career playoff goal to give Washington the 2-1 lead. The team that scored first has won every game of the series, will this be a harbinger of things to come?

Right this way to the second period...