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Washington Capitals right winger Troy Brouwer (20) scores on a wrist shot past Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1), of Switzerland, and center Daniel Winnik (34) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Washington Capitals right winger Troy Brouwer (20) scores on a wrist shot past Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1), of Switzerland, and center Daniel Winnik (34) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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