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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)


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his game winning goal in overtime with Brian Rolston #12 as Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals skates off in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 1-0 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his game winning goal in overtime with Brian Rolston #12 as Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals skates off in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 1-0 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


April 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) react after he scored a goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

April 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) react after he scored a goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE


WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Verizon Center on March 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Verizon Center on March 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)


BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a goal against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 29, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a goal against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 29, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)


BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Alex Ovechkin #8, Marcus Johansson #90 and Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a goal against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 29, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Alex Ovechkin #8, Marcus Johansson #90 and Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a goal against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 29, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)


Washington Capitals’ Tomas Vokoun, center, and Dennis Wideman (6) celebrate beside Boston Bruins’ David Krejci (46) after beating the Bruins 4-3 in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Washington Capitals’ Tomas Vokoun, center, and Dennis Wideman (6) celebrate beside Boston Bruins’ David Krejci (46) after beating the Bruins 4-3 in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 10, 2012.


ASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  The Washington Capitals celebrate the game tying goal against the New York Islanders  at 19:34 of the third period at the Verizon Center on February 28, 2012  in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.   (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

ASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: The Washington Capitals celebrate the game tying goal against the New York Islanders at 19:34 of the third period at the Verizon Center on February 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal by Eric Staal (12) as Washington Capitals’ Dennis Wideman (6) skates by during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. The Hurricanes won 5-0.

The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal by Eric Staal (12) as Washington Capitals’ Dennis Wideman (6) skates by during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. The Hurricanes won 5-0.


WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals, Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals, and Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center on January 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 03: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals, Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals, and Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames at Verizon Center on January 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)