Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) fights with Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Photo by: Alex Brandon

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) fights with Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)