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NHL mysteriously skirts a slippery issue

Updated: May 4, 2009, 3:14 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

Interesting morning down at the Verizon Center before Monday night's Game 2:

• First, it continues to boggle the mind that the NHL chooses not to force the Penguins and Caps -- or any two teams during the playoffs -- to take the morning skate in the same building.

The Caps don't like to skate at the Verizon Center on game days, choosing most often to skate at their practice facility in Arlington, Va. Fair enough, but for the media covering the series -- and ...

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