Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, right, runs drills during a hockey practice at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Capitals will face the New York Rangers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs starting Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, right, runs drills during a hockey practice at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The Capitals will face the New York Rangers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs starting Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)