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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skate up the ice during the first period of Game 2 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series against the New York Rangers on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skate up the ice during the first period of Game 2 of a Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey series against the New York Rangers on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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