Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots the puck against Montreal Canadiens defensemen Josh Gorges (26) and Raphael Diaz (61) during the second period of the Canadiens' 4-1 win on Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots the puck against Montreal Canadiens defensemen Josh Gorges (26) and Raphael Diaz (61) during the second period of the Canadiens' 4-1 win on Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (Associated Press)