Game 4 starts out horribly for Caps

Ben Krimmel
April 18, 2019 - 7:31 pm
Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele scored after 17 seconds in Game 4.

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Game 4 did not start well for the Washington Capitals.

On the plus side, the Caps controlled the puck on the opening face-off. That was the end of the positives in the game's opening seconds.

After just 17 seconds the defending Stanley Cup champions found themselves down 1-0 when Warren Foegele's slipped behind the Caps defense and feathered a shot into an open net after Braden Holtby went to close down Jaccob Slavin.

Nope, that was not ideal at all. 

The Hurricanes' opener was the sixth-straight by Carolina since Brooks Orpik's game-winner in overtime in Game 2.

And suddenly, after getting shellacked in Game 3, the Caps were immediately in a hole and electrify an already rowdy Carolina crowd. 

To add to the miserable opening minute for Washington, Jakub Vrana took a charging penalty to put the Caps further behind the eight ball. Fortunately the Caps were able to avoid further damage while down a man.

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