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Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis (26) tries to put back a rebound past Washington Capitals' Mike Green (52) and goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) pauses on the ice in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) looks on from the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Florida Panthers center Tomas Kopecky (82) of Slovakia, and Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) of Canada, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) watches as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) makes a save in the second period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, center, makes a save as New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) watches in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Capitals right wing Eric Fehr, left, defends. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, center, makes a save as New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) watches in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Capitals right wing Eric Fehr, left, defends. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Goaltender Braden Holtby made 38 saves on 40 shots in the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. (Associated Press)

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Goaltender Braden Holtby made 38 saves on 40 shots in the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. (Associated Press)

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Capitals Rangers Hock_Petr.jpg

New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin, center, of Sweden, shoots a goal in the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Capitals defenseman Tom Poti (3) works against Hagelin. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis (26) tries to put back a rebound past Washington Capitals' Mike Green (52) and goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis (26) tries to put back a rebound past Washington Capitals' Mike Green (52) and goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich rubs his face during a news conference at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2011. The Capitals were swept out of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing Game 4 at Tampa on Wednesday night.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich rubs his face during a news conference at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 5, 2011. The Capitals were swept out of the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing Game 4 at Tampa on Wednesday night.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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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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Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine, right, clears Tampa Bay Lightning's Cory Conacher from the front of the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis reacts at the end of an NHL hockey game as the Washington Capitals celebrate on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

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Troy Brouwer scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season in the Capitals' 4-3 victory at the Lightning on Thursday night. (Associated Press)