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10. April 28, 1993: Hunter's hit

After winning three straight overtime games in their division sem-final series, the Islanders eliminate the Capitals in six with a 5-3 victory. Pierre Turgeon caps the win with an empty-net goal off a turnover by Washington forward Dale Hunter. The Caps' captain then takes out his frustration by shoulder-checking Turgeon into the boards long after the play ended. Steve Thomas leads the charge of Isles piling on Hunter, who receives a then-record 21-game suspension for his gratuitous hit. Turgeon suffers a separated shoulder and misses the next round, which the Isles win by beating Pittsburgh in seven.

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