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Capitals punch second-round ticket with Game Seven win; who's next?

There will not be a repeat winner of the Stanley Cup. The Bruins are done.

Washington's Joel Ward scored 2:57 into overtime Wednesday night to lift the Capitals into the second round with a 2-1 victory over Boston. The Bruins' elimination keeps the 1998 Detroit Red Wings as the last repeat winners of the Cup.

Washington's Braden Holtby made 31 saves. All 18 of Washington's playoff wins in the last four years have been by a rookie goalie, the Associated Press wrote.

Two players will join Ward with series-winning goals tonight. The final two first-round victors in the Eastern Conference will be determined in Game Sevens.

The eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators visit the top-seeded New York Rangers at 7 p.m. The third-seeded Florida Panthers host the sixth-seeded New Jersey Devils at 8:30 p.m.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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