Tampa Bay Lightning's Nate Thompson, left, checks Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 2, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Photo by: MIKE CARLSON

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nate Thompson, left, checks Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 2, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)