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Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, goes airborne after he was tripped up by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, goes airborne after he was tripped up by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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