Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), of Sweden, battles for the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Aaron Volpatti (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77), of Sweden, battles for the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Aaron Volpatti (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)