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Eastern Conference quarterfinals Game 7: Islanders vs. Capitals

The Islanders' season came to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Monday at the Verizon Center. The Capitals advance to the conference semifinals where they'll take on the Rangers.

The Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders
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The Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders shake hands following the Caps' victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

The New York Islanders react after Game 7
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The New York Islanders react after Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Washington Capitals, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders
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Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders reacts at the end of a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders
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Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders reacts to the game-winning goal by Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders
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Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders is tripped up by Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders
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Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders gets the stick up on Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) dives
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) dives to pass the puck away from New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) during the second period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks a
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks a shot by New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) during the second period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) skates
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New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51) skates with the puck as Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) reaches in with his stick during the second period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) covers his
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) covers his head as New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald (13) watches the puck go wide, with goalie Braden Holtby behind him, during the second period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders
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Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes the first-period save as Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals looks for the rebound in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders
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Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders and Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals battle off the faceoff during the first period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 18:35 of the second period against the New York Islanders in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 18:35 of the second period against the New York Islanders in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) and
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New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) and right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) scuffle with Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) works the
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) works the puck with New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) defending during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) defends
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New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) defends as Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) attempts to deflect the shot against goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) prepares
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) prepares to shoot past New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Jaroslav Halak #41 and Brian Strait #37 of
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Jaroslav Halak #41 and Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders defend against Curtis Glencross #22 of the Washington Capitals during the first period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) tries
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Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) tries to shoot against New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan (46) and goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington.

Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders
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Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders and Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals battle off the faceoff during the first period in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders
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Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes the first-period save as Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals looks for the rebound in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

New York Islanders fans arrive for Game 7
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New York Islanders fans arrive for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington.

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