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The Washington Captials and the New York Rangers brawl after the buzzer at the end of the third period of Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in New York, Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Rangers evened the series at 3-3 with a 1-0 shutout, forcing a Game 7 in Washington Monday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Photo by: Kathy Willens
The Washington Captials and the New York Rangers brawl after the buzzer at the end of the third period of Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in New York, Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Rangers evened the series at 3-3 with a 1-0 shutout, forcing a Game 7 in Washington Monday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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