New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)