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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) is congratulated by teammate Andrei Markov (79) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Boston. Markov assisted on the play. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) is congratulated by teammate Andrei Markov (79) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Boston. Markov assisted on the play. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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