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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)


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)


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)


April 5, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

April 5, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers in the first period at Verizon Center. 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

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


Washington Capitals’ Roman Hamrlik (44), of the Czech Republic, Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate after a goal by Ovechkin in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Washington Capitals’ Roman Hamrlik (44), of the Czech Republic, Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate after a goal by Ovechkin in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Philadelphia.


San Jose Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss (1), of Germany, reacts after being scored on by Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, not pictured, during the second period of an NHL hockey  game, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Washington. Celebrating at left is  Capitals’ Troy Brouwer (20) with Jeff Halpern (15).

San Jose Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss (1), of Germany, reacts after being scored on by Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, of Russia, not pictured, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Washington. Celebrating at left is Capitals’ Troy Brouwer (20) with Jeff Halpern (15).


Washington Capitals’ Troy Brouwer (20) is congratulated by teammate Karl Alzner (27) after scoring a goal as Tampa Bay Lightning center Tom Pyatt skates by during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. The Lightning won 4-3.

Washington Capitals’ Troy Brouwer (20) is congratulated by teammate Karl Alzner (27) after scoring a goal as Tampa Bay Lightning center Tom Pyatt skates by during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. The Lightning won 4-3.


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)


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)