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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) controls the puck in front of teammate Drew Miller (20) and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) of the Czech Republic, during the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) controls the puck in front of teammate Drew Miller (20) and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) of the Czech Republic, during the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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