Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, celebrates a goal scored by teammate Troy Brouwer (20) and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, celebrates a goal scored by teammate Troy Brouwer (20) and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)