New York Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, checks Washington Capitals' John Carlson off the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Photo by: Bill Kostroun

New York Rangers' Dan Girardi, left, checks Washington Capitals' John Carlson off the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)