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Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) passes past Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates (center) talks to captain Alex Ovechkin (left) as right wing Joel Ward (right) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (left) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) looks on during a break in the action against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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A day after erasing a two-goal deficit to beat the Panthers, the Capitals practiced at Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for Thursday night's game against the Lightning. (Stephen Whyno / The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) scores a goal against Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 6-5 in overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) scores a goal against Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 6-5 in overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks, center, celebrates with teammates left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia, and center Mike Ribeiro (9) after Hendricks scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks, center, celebrates with teammates left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia, and center Mike Ribeiro (9) after Hendricks scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals center Matt Hendricks, center, celebrates with teammates left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia, and center Mike Ribeiro (9) after Hendricks scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau, left, scores against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Washington Capitals center Mike Ribeiro (9) skates with the puck 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 center Mike Ribeiro (9) skates with the puck 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 center Mathieu Perreault (85) battles for the puck against Florida Panthers center Jerred Smithson (25) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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**FILE** Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera knows all about the rigors of Western Conference travel from his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault, center, celebrates hi shoal with teammates including Tomas Kundratek (36), Joel Ward (42), and Eric Fehr, second from right, against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates his goal with Jeff Schultz (55) and Tomas Kundratek (36), of the Czech Republic, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates his goal with Jeff Schultz (55) and Tomas Kundratek (36), of the Czech Republic, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)