Once again, early in the first period, the Caps looked to be in complete control.
But, just like in Game 1 of the series, the Carolina Hurricanes, fought back. Twice in Game 2, the Capitals saw leads evaporate, something that did not happen Thursday.
But once again, the Capitals were able to come out victorious.
Despite a pair of pretty goals and some stellar play from Ovechkin, who tallied two assists, it wasn't always pretty for the Capitals.
The game became significantly more physical in the 2nd period, most notably was Micheal Ferland's hit to the head of Caps' forward Nic Dowd. Ferland was ejected for the hit and the Caps had a five-minute power play to work with.
But the Capitals were unable to convert with the man-advantage thanks to some exceptional goaltending by Mrazek, who was sensational all night.
The Capitals will look to take one more step to the 2nd round Monday night in Raleigh.