Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) shoves Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal during the second period of an hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) shoves Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal during the second period of an hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)