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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.


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.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: The Washington Capitals celebrate their 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: The Washington Capitals celebrate their 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning powerplay goal at 18:33 along with Marcus Johansson #90 against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning powerplay goal at 18:33 along with Marcus Johansson #90 against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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)


February 9, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period at Verizon Center. The Jets won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

February 9, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets in the third period at Verizon Center. The Jets won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE


MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 18: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal with teammates during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on January 18, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 18: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first period goal with teammates during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on January 18, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)


WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: The Washington Capitals celebrate their second goal of a NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on December 20, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: The Washington Capitals celebrate their second goal of a NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on December 20, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 15: Troy Brouwer(notes) #20 and Marcus Johansson(notes) #90 of the Washington Capitals celebrate the go ahead goal against goalie Pekka Rinne(notes) #35 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on November 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 15: Troy Brouwer(notes) #20 and Marcus Johansson(notes) #90 of the Washington Capitals celebrate the go ahead goal against goalie Pekka Rinne(notes) #35 of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on November 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)


Washington Capitals’ Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer celebrate Brouwer’s goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during the second period in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Washington won 5-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Washington Capitals’ Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer celebrate Brouwer’s goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during the second period in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Washington won 5-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)