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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov, right, celebrates after Marc Staal's overtime goal slid past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov celebrates after Marc Staal's overtime goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks a shot by New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik (10) as Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) defends and defenseman John Carlson (74) watches during the second period of Game 5 the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Braden Holtby turned aside 28 shots in Washington's 3-0 win over Minnesota that lifted the Capitals into eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Romank Hamrlik (44) helped by keeping Darroll Powe from the puck.

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Braden Holtby turned aside 28 shots in Washington's 3-0 win over Minnesota that lifted the Capitals into eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Romank Hamrlik (44) helped by keeping Darroll Powe from the puck. (Associated Press)

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Western Conference's Kevin Durant (35), of the Oklahoma City Thunder, dunks over Eastern Conference's Dwight Howard (12), of the Orlando Magic, during the first half of the NBA All-Star Game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says it's "not about jokes" anymore for Washington, which is on the outside looking in at the Eastern Conference playoff field. The Capitals begin a four-game road trip Friday at the Florida Panthers. (Associated Press)

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NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates his second goal with teammates Steven Stamkos (91) and Mike Lundin (39) during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference final series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Tampa Bay won 5-4. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson is the key if the Lightning are to comeback from a 3-2 series deficit to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is prevented from scoring by Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, behind, and goalie Tim Thomas (30) in the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, in Boston on Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with teammates Nate Thompson (44) and Brett Clark (7) after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay won 5-3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) dunks over Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, left, and center Joakim Noah during the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charlie Arbogast)

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots and scores as Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) tries to stop him in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series in Boston Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) is hugged by Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton after Seguin scored against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series in Boston Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami's LeBron James (left) and Dwyane Wade have teamed for 123 points, helping the Heat take a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Game 3 is Saturday night in Boston.

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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, pauses before getting up after running into the goal while attempting a shot against the Tampa Bay Lightning late in the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff Eastern Conference semifinal series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Tampa Bay won 5-3, and swept the series. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Tampa Bay Lightning players, including Dominic Moore (19) surround goalie Dwayne Roloson (35) as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left, of Sweden, skates toward the bench after the Lightning defeated the Capitals 5-3 in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Tampa, Fla., sweeping the series. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan Malone (6) scores past Washington Capitals' John Carlson (74) and goalie Michal Neuvirth (30), of the Czech Republic, during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff Eastern Conference semifinal series in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Tampa Bay won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Washington Capitals players and coach Bruce Boudreau, third from left, watch the final moments of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Tampa Bay won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier celebrates after goal against the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)