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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, reaches for the puck as Buffalo Sabres right wing Brian Flynn, left, falls to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, reaches for the puck as Buffalo Sabres right wing Brian Flynn, left, falls to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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