Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) celebrates his goal with teammate Mike Green (52) as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold (3) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) celebrates his goal with teammate Mike Green (52) as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold (3) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)