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Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals and (Credit: Getty Images)

Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals and Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins collide. (April 25, 2012)

Capitals 4, Bruins 3

Boston won the series opener, 1-0 in overtime.
The Capitals evened the series with a double-overtime win in Game 2.
The Bruins beat Washington, 4-3, in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.
Washington earned a 2-1 victory in Game 4 to tie the series 2-2.
The Capitals won Game 5, 4-3.
The Bruins beat the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in Game 6.
In overtime of Game 7, Joel Ward netted the winner, giving the Capitals the series win.

Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) watches the
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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) watches the puck rebound out of the goal after he scored against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, as Capitals defensemdn Karl Alzner (27) and John Carlson watch during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stops Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stops Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stops Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tyler Seguin #19
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by teammates David Krejci #46,Johnny Boychuk #55,Andrew Ference #21 and Milan Lucic #17 after Seguin scored in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Braden Holtby #70
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals stops a shot by Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins as Mike Green #52 of the Capitals defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals and
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Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals and Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins collide. (April 25, 2012)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Alexander Semin #28
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot as Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Brian Rolston #12
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Brian Rolston #12 of the Boston Bruins and Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals collide in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals center Keith Aucoin (23) goes to
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Washington Capitals center Keith Aucoin (23) goes to the net against Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) and David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) defends the
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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) defends the net against Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) celebrates his
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Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) celebrates his goal with David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Matt Hendricks #26
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Matt Hendricks #26 and Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck with Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hendricks was called for a two minute penalty for tripping Peverley. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game 6. (April 22, 2012)

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins makes a
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Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the Washington Capitals in game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 22, 2012)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Troy Brouwer #20
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals and Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins battle for the puck in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates his
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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during the overtime period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. The Bruins won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Members of the Washington Capitals including Marcus Johansson
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Members of the Washington Capitals including Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, Joel Ward (42), Jason Chimera (25) and Mike Green (52) exit the ice after they lost 4-3 in overtime to the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates his
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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates his game-winning goal with David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, during the overtime period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. The Bruins won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals jump the
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Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals jump the boards following their 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins. (April 21, 2012)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Johnny Boychuk #55
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins and Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals mix it up in the second period 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: Zdeno Chara #33
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins hits Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals 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: John Carlson #74
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: John Carlson #74 and Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals embrace following 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)

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Dennis Seidenberg #44
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins hits John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals into the boards 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: Johnny Boychuk #55
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins and Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals mix it up in the second period 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' Keith Aucoin (23) celebrates a goal
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Washington Capitals' Keith Aucoin (23) celebrates a goal by teammate Mike Knuble as Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas lies face down on the ice during the third period of Washington's 4-3 win in Game 5 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Boston Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Brad Marchand #63
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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins gets a shot off as he is hit by Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals 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 goalie Braden Holtby makes a save
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save as teammate Karl Alzner tries to clear out Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic during the first period of Washington's 4-3 win in Game 5 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Boston Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals celebrates his
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Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning goal at 18:33 along with Marcus Johansson against the Boston Bruins. (April 21, 2012)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Marcus Johansson #90
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Marcus Johansson #90 celebrates with Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Marcus Johansson #90
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille celebrates after
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Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille celebrates after teammate Rich Peverley scored a goal during the first period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Boston Bruins right wing Rich Peverley (49) beats
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Boston Bruins right wing Rich Peverley (49) beats Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) for a goal during the first period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: The Boston Bruins
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: The Boston Bruins celebrate after Rich Peverley #49 scores a goal against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) works against
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) works against Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) and left wing Matt Hendricks (26) for position during the first period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Tim Thomas #30
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins stretches between play against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: John Carlson #74
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals and Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins battle against the glass in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Shawn Thornton #22
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Boston Bruins right wing Rich Peverley (49) beats
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Boston Bruins right wing Rich Peverley (49) beats Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) for a goal during the first period. (April 19, 2012)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Rich Peverley #49
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins and Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Alexander Semin #28
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Alexander Semin #28 celebrates with Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) knocks down
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Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) knocks down Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) as \Bruins goalie Tim Thomas looks up the ice during the second period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Dennis Wideman #6
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals and Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins battle for the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) skates off
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) skates off after Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin scored a goal during the second period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas skates on the
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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas skates on the ice during warm-ups past fans holding pictures before Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, plays with a puck before Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) skates during
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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) skates during warm-ups as fans hold signs before Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series between the Bruins and the Washington Capitals, Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin (28), of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, celebrates his goal with Mike Green (52) and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Monday, April 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Braden Holtby #70
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals warms up before a game against the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: A Washington Capitals
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: A Washington Capitals fan arrives for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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