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Capitals Beat Boston Bruins In Game 7 Playoff Win

Washington Capitals players and fans are rejoicing today after the team beat the defending champion Boston Bruins in game 7 of the first-round playoff series.

The Capitals will advance in the playoffs after last night's big win in Boston. The Caps jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Matt Hendricks, and the Bruins tied it up in the second. 

That was it for scoring until 2:57 into overtime, when Joel Ward put a rebound into the net, giving the Caps a 2-1 victory. Caps goalie Braden Holtby had 31 saves.  

Each game of the seven-game series was decided by one goal; it's the first time that's happened in NHL history. The Caps will have to wait until tonight to find out who they'll face in the next round for the Eastern Conference Semifinals; the New Jersey Devils or the Florida Panthers, who are playing in their own Game 7 this evening. 

Check out postgame interviews and footage of the winning goal from NBC Washington below.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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