Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner, right, skates with the puck with New York Rangers center Derick Brassard, behind, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner, right, skates with the puck with New York Rangers center Derick Brassard, behind, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)