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Capitals John Carlson (left), Troy Brouwer (center) and Matt Hendricks aligned to the side of goalie Braden Holtby before a third-period faceoff during Game 6 on Wednesday at Verizon Center. Washington won 2-1 to send the Eastern Conference semifinal series to a decisive game Saturday night in New York. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Capitals John Carlson (left), Troy Brouwer (center) and Matt Hendricks aligned to the side of goalie Braden Holtby before a third-period faceoff during Game 6 on Wednesday at Verizon Center. Washington won 2-1 to send the Eastern Conference semifinal series to a decisive game Saturday night in New York. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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