Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Marcus Foligno (82) as Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) looks on during the first period, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Buffalo Sabres right wing Drew Stafford (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Marcus Foligno (82) as Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) looks on during the first period, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)