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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Washington. The Capitals have a total of 42 man games lost this season and have only dealt with a hand injury that sidelined forward Andre Burakovsky 15 games and upper-body ailments that cost T.J. Oshie 13. Defenseman Brooks Orpik believes the Capitals’ fortunes are a combination of off-ice injury prevention techniques and luck, while the team’s brass thinks it’s also about taxing players less.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) scores a goal against Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky during the shootout of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he and national hockey federations need to know by the end of April whether the NHL will participate in Winter Olympics next year, or not. Capitals and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has said he plans to play in South Korea, even if he has to leave his NHL team while it is playing games. “(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Washington. The NHL’s divisional playoff format is drawing criticism because two of the top three teams in the league could meet in the first round. The Metropolitan Division’s Capitals, Penguins, Blue Jackets and Rangers all have more points than any team in the Atlantic, yet one of them is guaranteed to be eliminated early. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) cannot reach a shot as Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) scores a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) jumps on a rebound in front of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) tries to get a rebound in front of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) and defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates with left wing Marcus Johansson (90) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) squirts water while waiting for play to resume during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, grabs Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman as they scuffle in the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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FILE - In this Saturday, March 4, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) watches the puck during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, in Washington. NHL teams with long winning streaks have struggled in the aftermath of them this season. While the Minnesota Wild bucked the trend, the Columbus Blue Jackets steadied themselves after some struggles and the Capitals are working on getting back on track. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, keeps the puck from Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, celebrates with Justin Williams (14), Karl Alzner (27), Alex Ovechkin (8), also of Russia, and John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, scores a goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson, left, and Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg, left, of Sweden, celebrates with center Ryan Johansen (92) after the Predators defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2 in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson, left, of Sweden, celebrates with Filip Forsberg (9), also of Sweden, and Ryan Johansen (92) after scoring an empty-net goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, plays against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)