A puck is tossed out to fans in the first period as the Washington Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

A puck is tossed out to fans in the first period as the Washington Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)