Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin checks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman into the bench during the third period Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin checks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman into the bench during the third period Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)