Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals slams Mattias Ritola (21) of the Tampa Bay Lightning into the glass in the third period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alex Ovechkin (8) of the Washington Capitals slams Mattias Ritola (21) of the Tampa Bay Lightning into the glass in the third period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)