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Caps honor Redskins' Taylor with moment of silence, video tribute

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals honored slain
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor with a pregame moment of
silence and video tribute Wednesday night.

Capitals backup goalie Brent Johnson, sitting on the bench
during the game against the Florida Panthers, wore a burgundy
Redskins hat in Taylor's memory.

"The tragic loss of Sean Taylor has affected the entire
Washington community," public address announcer Wes Johnson told
the crowd. "We all feel a tremendous amount of sadness over his
untimely death."

The above-ice scoreboard showed still photographs and videotape
of Taylor playing football for his Florida high school, the
University of Miami and the Redskins. The screen then faded to
black, with white lettering showing his name, uniform number and
dates of birth and death.

Taylor was shot early Monday at his home in Florida and died
Tuesday.