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Hurricanes 'expect to win' Game 7 against Capitals


After twice rallying from one goal down for a 5-2 win against the defending Stanley Cup champions in Game 6 at PNC Arena on Monday, the Hurricanes have accomplished the first objective, at the least.


The Hurricanes owe much of their success to Williams, the forward who spent his first season as captain delivering frank reminders about raised expectations after Carolina endured nine seasons without making the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Williams, a three-time Stanley Cup winner (Carolina, 2006; Los Angeles Kings 2012 and 2014), is known as Mr. Game 7.


Forward Jordan Martinook has never played Game 7 at any level, so he is eager for the challenge.


Brind'Amour, in his first season as coach, dismissed the notion that the pressure of winning Game 7 is on the defending champions.


RALEIGH, N.C. -- Justin Williams laid out clear expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes on the eve of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals.






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