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Mike Beck, second from left, jumps up to high five stilt entertainer Mark Lohr, right, before the Washington Capitals take on the Boston Bruins in game three of National Hockey League first round playoff hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Mike Beck, second from left, jumps up to high five stilt entertainer Mark Lohr, right, before the Washington Capitals take on the Boston Bruins in game three of National Hockey League first round playoff hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 16, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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