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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) gets to the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett (15) during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) gets to the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett (15) during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey playoff series in Boston, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Michael Connor/The Washington Times Alex Ovechkin (lower left) of the Washington Capitals acknowledges fans Wednesday night after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Caps 6-2 in the seventh and deciding game of the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinals at the Verizon Center. "We're disappointed," Ovechkin said of the season-ending loss.

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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Troy Brouwer lifts the Stanley Cup after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Troy Brouwer lifts the Stanley Cup after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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**FILE** Boston police officers on bicycles assemble outside TD Garden in Boston Wednesday, June 15, 2011, as Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks is played in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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**FILE** Boston police officers on bicycles assemble outside TD Garden in Boston Wednesday, June 15, 2011, as Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks is played in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Washington Capitals' Joel Ward (42) plays in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Washington Capitals' Joel Ward (42) plays in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates with center Brooks Laich (21) after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers in the third period of 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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A graphic showing the NHL realignment set to go into effect for the 2013-14 season. (Courtesy NHL)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo (41) and Deryk Engelland (5) hit Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer (20) in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) celebrates with center Brooks Laich (21) after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers in the third period of 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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Pittsburgh Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo (41) and Deryk Engelland (5) hit Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer (20) in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo (41) and Deryk Engelland (5) hit Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer (20) in the NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis (9) celebrates his goal against Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) with Sidney Crosby, center, and Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of the NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis (9) celebrates his goal against Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) with Sidney Crosby, center, and Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of the NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) loses his mask as the puck goes over him for a goal by Washington Capitals' Mike Ribeiro, right, in the first period of the NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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**FILE** Anaheim Mighty Ducks' Adam Oates, center, gets a hug from teammates Rob Niedermayer, (44) and Ruslan Salei, (24), after his second period goal against the Minnesota Wild during Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference finals in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 16, 2003. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter leads the NHL hockey team in its first practice of the season, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Robert Gauthier)