Alexander Semin (right) navigates the puck past Alex Ovechkin (center) and Mike Knuble as the Capitals practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The Capitals meet the New York Rangers for the second time in three years starting Wednesday.
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Capitals wing Alexander Semin scored 28 goals this season - second on the team to Alex Ovechin's 32 - but still was given pointers from recently acquired veteran Jason Arnott on playing with more discipline. Semin is looking for his first postseason goal in two years.
** FILE ** Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich, right, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Alexander Semin during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin handles the puck before scoring the winning goal during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Sunrise, Fla. The Capitals defeated the Panthers 3-2. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin of Russia skates off the ice as a hat falls to the ice after he scored a third goal of the night for a hat trick during the third period of their NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. The Capitals won 7-6. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Capitals Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, left, slides across the ice while being defended by New Jersey Devils Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Washington, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The Capitals won the home game 7-2.