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Capitals Rock Hurricanes

Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead Washington to a 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 on Saturday night. Washington has a 3-2 series lead and …

Stars defeat Predators for 3-2 series lead

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the host Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination. The Stars came into the postseason as the West’s first wild card and are up 3-2 in the best-of-seven

Caps clobber ‘Canes, take 3-2 series lead

Nicklas Backstrom finished with two goals and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and two assists as the Washington Capitals defeated the visiting Carolina Hurricanes 6-0 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Saturday night. …