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Washington Capitals Photos

Washington Capitals Photos

  1. NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  2. NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Riley Barber #24 of the Washington Capitals is checked by Brady Skjei #76 of the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: The Washington Capitals celebrate a powerplay goal by Nicklas Backstrom #19 against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers at 17:57 of the third period at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  3. NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers takes a holding penalty on Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals during the third period at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, left, watches as the Capitals celebrate a goal by Nicklas Backstrom during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in New York. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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  4. New York Rangers' Nick Holden (22) defends against Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in New York. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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    New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello (36) trips over Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in New York. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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  5. NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals and Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers exchange shoves during the third period at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Jesper Fast #19 of the New York Rangers is injured on a hit from Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals during the third period at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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