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April 14

On April 14, 1988, the Washington Capitals pummeled the Philadelphia Flyers by a 7-2 score in Game 6 of the opening round of the playoffs.

Bengt Gustafsson scored the game-winner and Pete Peeters backstopped the Caps to the win over Philadelphia’s Ron Hextall.

The win enabled Washington to tie the series at three games apiece. The Caps fell behind three games to one in the series when Philadelphia’s Murray Craven scored in overtime to give the Flyers the win in Game 4. The Caps won the next three to advance to the next round. Washington won game seven in thrilling fashion when Dale Hunter got loose on a breakaway in overtime and beat Hextall through the five-hole.

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