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Washington Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen (38) battles for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Tom Pyatt (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen (38) battles for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Tom Pyatt (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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