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Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle, reacts after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

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Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, waits for the puck to drop during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) prepares to stop a shot as defenseman Mike Green (52) attempted to block it, in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) prepares to stop a shot as defenseman Mike Green (52) attempted to block it, in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) stops Washington Capitals forward Michael Latta (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer (20) watches as the puck goes past Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, celebrate a goal by Burakovsky with Florida Panthers defenseman Dylan Olsen (4) nearby, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrates as he leaves the rink after the Winter Classic outdoor NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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The Chicago Blackhawks face the Washington Capitals in the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor NHL hockey game at Nationals Park in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Air temperature and ice consistency will be a constant concern when the Washington Capitals face the Chicago Blackhawks in Thursday's Winter Classic at Nationals Park. (Associated Press)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby gloves a slap shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. The Capitals won 3-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly (44) celebrates with teammates Leo Komarov (47) Nazem Kadri (43) Mike Santorelli (25) Stephane Robidas (12) in front of Washington Capitals goaltender Justin Peters after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, second from left, from Russia, celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom, left, from Sweden, and right wing Tom Wilson, with New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson (30) nearby in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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**FILE** Dennis Maruk of the Washington Capitals skates against the Calgary Flames in this November 16, 1982 photo (Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times)

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Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux (66), front and center, poses for a group photo after an exhibition NHL hockey game between Penguins and Washington Capitals alumni on an outdoor rink at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Also shown are Penguins' Craig Simpson, left rear, Capitals' Errol Rausse, center rear, and Capitals' Dennis Maruk. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr, top, smiles as he celebrates his game-winning goal against the Arizona Coyotes with teammates Brooks Orpik (44), John Carlson (74) and Troy Brouwer, left, as Coyotes' Michael Stone (26) skates away during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 2-1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) bobbles the puck as he blocks a shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, top left, from Sweden, celebrates with teammates Mike Green (52) and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, after scoring the winning goal with only seconds left in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, celebrates a goal by teammate Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game as Calgary Flames Ladislav Smid (15) looks on, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington. Ovechkin had an assist on the goal which made him the Capitals all-time franchise points leader. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14), from Sweden, celebrates his goal as Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) watches, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)