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April 27, 2015 8:26 PM

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining in the third period as the Washington Capitals edged the New York Islanders 2-1 on Monday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. History wasn't on the Capitals' side in Game 7s, but they did just enough to advance to the second round. Washington will next face the top-seeded New York Rangers, the fifth playoff meeting between the clubs in the last seven years. Braden Holtby needed to make only 10 saves for Washington, which improved to 4-9 in Game 7s, including 3-7 at home. Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for the Islanders, who have not advanced past the first round since 1993.

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