The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes are headed to a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series, after the Hurricanes tied the series 3-3 on Monday with a 5-2 win.

The Hurricanes scored three third-period goals in bouncing back from a 6-0 beatdown in Game 5 and prolonging their first playoff appearance in a decade by one game at least.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Washington. The winner will play the New York Islanders in the second round.

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