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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) reacts after Carolina Hurricanes center Nathan Gerbe (14) scored a goal against him during the third period an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 3-2. Also seen is Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) reacts after Carolina Hurricanes center Nathan Gerbe (14) scored a goal against him during the third period an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 3-2. Also seen is Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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