Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich, left, dives to slap the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Bruno Gervais during the first period of an NHL game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Photo by: Phelan M. Ebenhack

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich, left, dives to slap the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Bruno Gervais during the first period of an NHL game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)