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CAPITALS 4, LIGHTNING 0 | EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL | CAPITALS WIN SERIES, 4-3
Twenty years later, they are back. The Capitals dominated Games 6 and 7 to rally back and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in two decades. | By Brian McNally from Tampa
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Barry Trotz on recognizing right away his team was into it in Game 7:
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