New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic (3) is checked by Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin during the first period of an NHL game in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The Capitals won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

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New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic (3) is checked by Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin during the first period of an NHL game in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The Capitals won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)