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Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30), of the Czech Republic, tracks the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Photo by: Nick Wass
Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30), of the Czech Republic, tracks the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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