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Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Brooks Laich (21) during first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Brooks Laich (21) during first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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