Talk about a cruel turn of events.
However, Alex Ovechkin believed he had tied the game at the 10:34 mark, but the goal was washed out due to "goalie interference."
"No goal" pic.twitter.com/XnbfzygDe3— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) April 23, 2019
Here's the ruling from the NHL Situation Room on Ovechkin goal that was disallowed. pic.twitter.com/V4TsTH0QQQ— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 23, 2019
Suffice it to say, the decision was not a popular one in the DMV.
From that angle on @NBCSWashington - I agree with @Laughlin18 that Ovechkin appeared to touch the goaltender pad with his stick first before touching the puck, but as @JoeBpXp pointed out - Mrazek wasn't shoved over the goal line by the contact. I have no idea anymore. Does @NHL?— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) April 23, 2019
That's a BAD call. You can tell by the body position that Mrazek doesn't have the puck. That's horsedung. #ALLCAPS— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 23, 2019
Nothing about that call makes sense.— Brendan Darr (@BrendanDarr) April 23, 2019
And moments later, Carolina forward and former Capital Justin Williams scored to put the Hurricanes up two.April 23, 2019
The Canes added an ENG to make the final score 5-2, while Ovechkin was tossed after voicing too much displeasure.
Lip reading the great Alexander Ovechkin: “Sir, I respectfully disagree with that call!!” -- pic.twitter.com/4RvLUHAFxN— JJ Krawczyk (@JJKrawczyk) April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019
The Caps and Canes will now face off in a Game 7 Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The home team has won every game in the series thus far, but D.C. fans are all too familiar with Game 7 heartbreak.
if @The1SportsNerd's math was accurate today during the show the Caps have had 7 game 7's at home since 2008. 2-5 in them. Not exactly inspiring.— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) April 23, 2019
The Capitals and Hurricanes are headed to a Game 7, and that might not be great news for the defending Stanley Cup Champions.The Caps are 5-11 all-time in Game 7s, the worst winning pct in the NHL (min. 10 Game 7s).The Hurricanes are 4-0 in Game 7s since moving to Carolina.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 23, 2019