Washington Capitals' Matt Hendricks lifts New York Rangers' Brandon Prust off the ice and away from the puck during the first period Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Photo by: Richard Lipski

Washington Capitals' Matt Hendricks lifts New York Rangers' Brandon Prust off the ice and away from the puck during the first period Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)