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Fueled by physical play and "desperation," the Capitals kept their playoff hopes alive with a Game 6 win over the Lightning.
Captain Connor McDavid scored a hat trick to lift Canada, while Cam Atkinson scored in OT as the United States also won at the hockey world championship.
Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Zach Werenski underwent shoulder surgery and will need five to six months to recover.
Relive the sights and sounds from the Capitals' win over the Blue Jackets. Quest for the Stanley Cup can be seen on ESPN+ starting May 4.
Another season filled with dominant stretches ended in an early playoff exit. Here's how the Blue Jackets take the next step.
The pressure will be on Tukka Rask and the other goalies in Monday's Game 6s. Nazem Kadri and Columbus' special teams could also have a big impact on how their teams fare.
Alexander Wennberg will return to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup for Game 5 at the Washington Capitals.
Even series leaders have issues. Nashville has been a bit leaky defensively, Tampa Bay is taking too many penalties and three overtime games have overtaxed Columbus' young guns.
Linesman Steve Barton went down with an apparent left knee injury late in the second period of Game 2 in the Capitals-Blue Jackets series on Sunday night.
The Washington Capitals did nothing to ease tension in a Game 1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Plus, Filip Forsberg steals the show with one of the best goals of the season.
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