Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin cuts up ice in the first period as the Washington Capitals take on the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at  Verizon Center in Washington, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin cuts up ice in the first period as the Washington Capitals take on the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Verizon Center in Washington, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)