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Washington Capitals' Mathieu Perreault , left, and Montreal Canadiens' Raphael Diaz collide during first period NHL hockey action, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Photo by: Paul Chiasson
Washington Capitals' Mathieu Perreault , left, and Montreal Canadiens' Raphael Diaz collide during first period NHL hockey action, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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