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May 06


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Washington Capitals surround goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitalsas they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Washington Capitals surround goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitalsas they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after he scored a first period goal against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after he scored a first period goal against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates Marian Gaborik #10 and Dan Girardi #5 after Richards scored a first period goal as Jeff Schultz #55 of the Washington Capitals skates away dejected in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates Marian Gaborik #10 and Dan Girardi #5 after Richards scored a first period goal as Jeff Schultz #55 of the Washington Capitals skates away dejected in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals looks on as the New York Rangers celebrate a first period goal scored by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals looks on as the New York Rangers celebrate a first period goal scored by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: The New York Rangers celebrate a third period goal as Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: The New York Rangers celebrate a third period goal as Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 5, 2012 in Washington City. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 5, 2012 in Washington City. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)


New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) skates away as Washington Capitals celebrate around teammate Alex Ovechkin, after Ovechkin scored the winning goal in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, April 30, 2012. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 3-2.

New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) skates away as Washington Capitals celebrate around teammate Alex Ovechkin, after Ovechkin scored the winning goal in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, April 30, 2012. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 3-2.


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Washington Capitals surround goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitalsas they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Washington Capitals surround goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitalsas they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Apr 25


As the Washington Capitals celebrate their win, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) skates off the ice following Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The Capitals won 2-1 in overtime.

As the Washington Capitals celebrate their win, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) skates off the ice following Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The Capitals won 2-1 in overtime.


Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) skates away as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70); center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden; and left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrate the Capitals’ 2-1 win in overtime in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) skates away as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70); center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden; and left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrate the Capitals’ 2-1 win in overtime in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.