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Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) is tied up by New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) in front of the Islanders net during an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)
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Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) is tied up by New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) in front of the Islanders net during an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

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