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Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, forward Jay Beagle (83) and others after an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Washington. Fehr scored the winning goal for their 4-3 overtime victory. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, forward Jay Beagle (83) and others after an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Washington. Fehr scored the winning goal for their 4-3 overtime victory. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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