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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)


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Jay Beagle #83 at 14:27 of the second period 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.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Jay Beagle #83 at 14:27 of the second period 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.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals (L) celebrates his game winning powerplay goal at 18:33 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. The Capitals defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals (L) celebrates his game winning powerplay goal at 18:33 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. The Capitals defeated the Bruins 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, screams and celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Mike Green, right, Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, second from left, and Jason Chimera (25) as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Brett Clark (7) skates away during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, center, of Russia, screams and celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Mike Green, right, Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, second from left, and Jason Chimera (25) as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Brett Clark (7) skates away during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime.

February 28, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with defenseman Mike Green (52) and center Mathieu Perreault (85) after scoring the game winning goal in overtime as New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) looks on at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

February 28, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with defenseman Mike Green (52) and center Mathieu Perreault (85) after scoring the game winning goal in overtime as New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) looks on at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals scores the game winner at 1:35 of overtime against the New York Islanders  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)

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals scores the game winner at 1:35 of overtime against the New York Islanders 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)


Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2.


Alex Ovechkin celebrates his 50th goal of the season on March 19, 2009.

Alex Ovechkin celebrates his 50th goal of the season on March 19, 2009.


The Washington Capitals celebrate the goal of teammate Tomas  Fleischmann, of the Czech Republic, against the Tampa Bay Lightning  during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 12, 2010,  in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

The Washington Capitals celebrate the goal of teammate Tomas Fleischmann, of the Czech Republic, against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 12, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)