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Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) celebrates a goal  scored by teammate  Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden. as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) celebrates a goal scored by teammate Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden. as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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