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Washington Capitals Photos

Washington Capitals Photos

  1. Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand is knocked helmet less to the ice by Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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    Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom, center, celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with Brett Connolly (10), Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and Alex Ovechkin during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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  2. Boston Bruins' David Krejci battles Washington Capitals' Christian Djoos for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin follows through on a shot from his knees during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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  3. Washington Capitals' Alex Chiasson watches as his shot is stopped by Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin with defenseman Brandon Carlo looking on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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    Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13) is congratulated by Alex Ovechkin after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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  4. WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Tyson Jost #17 of the Colorado Avalanche and Christian Djoos #29 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck in the first period at Capital One Arena on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Jakub Vrana #13 of the Washington Capitals skates off the ice after scoring a first period goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Capital One Arena on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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  5. WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals follows the puck against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period at Capital One Arena on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Matt Niskanen #2 of the Washington Capitals celebrates scoring a third period goal with teammates Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 and Andre Burakovsky #65 in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at Capital One Arena on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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