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Carolina Hurricanes' Manny Malhotra, left, scores a goal on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Cal Heeter, right, as  Kimmo Timonen watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Carolina Hurricanes' Manny Malhotra, left, scores a goal on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Cal Heeter, right, as Kimmo Timonen watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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