Ovechkin has a two-goal lead on Draisaitl for his record eighth Rocket Richard.
Washington Capitals have reversed last years start to the playoffs and Backstrom is hot.
The Capitals look to hold off the upstart but injured Canes
It's a new series and new faces for both teams. Game 5 and the Caps are now without TJ Oshie.
Caps look to close out on the road with a heavy forecheck. Backstrom is on fire. DSP provides some much-needed energy.
The Washington Capitals look to become the only team to make it into the second round of the playoffs every year since 2015 tonight with a win over Carolina in Game 7.