Capitals beat Hurricanes, takes 3-2 series lead

Washington Capitals announce Game Five will start at 8 pm Saturday	 	 
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Washington Capitals announce Game Five will start at 8 pm Saturday By Julia Karron  0 Comment

In fact, just 17 seconds into Game 4, rookie Warren Foegele made the arena-record hockey crowd of 19,202 even louder, and the craziness never stopped as the Carolina Hurricanes evened their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the Washington Capitals with a 2-1 victory.

"We were bad from start to finish really", Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said.

The Capitals tied the score after finally gaining a foothold on the power play, with Ovechkin blasting home a one-timer at 10:35 of the second period, and the game leveled out, with both teams trading chances and nervous moments on ice that appeared to leave both offenses a little choppy.

"It's a dirty play", Ovechkin said, via Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. The home team has also won each game.

Tom Wilson scored a power-play goal off a rebound in the crease to make it 4-0 at 1:04 of the third period, and Nic Dowd increased the lead to 5-0 on a penalty shot at 8:57.

You can see from the hit video that Alex Ovechkin was incensed by Foegele's hit. "D-S-P! D-S-P!" roared throughout the arena to salute 2018 playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly, who was playing his first game with the Capitals since February 17 after spending the past two months in the minors in a salary-cap move.

The Hurricanes and Capitals are tied at two games apiece.

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2 overall pick by the Hurricanes was knocked out by Ovechkin in Game 3 when he took three hard rights from the Washington veteran and subsequently hit the back of his head on the ice when he fell. Teravainen scored his first goal of the playoffs with 28 seconds to go to put the Hurricanes back in front.

"I said sometimes it happens", Svechnikov said of his conversation with Ovechkin.

Ovechkin called the two losses in Raleigh "a wake-up call for all of us".

Defenseman Jaccob Slavin led an end-to-end rush and gave the puck to Williams, who returned the puck to Slavin. He has a goal and an assist through four games this postseason. Brind'Amour said he may have reaggravated a lower body injury that has nagged him for a while.

Here's everything you need to know before Saturday's crucial matchup, which kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Then, Jordan Martinook went down with a right leg injury. His one-time blast from the circle off a pass from Orlov got past a stickless Brock McGinn and by Mrazek.

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