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Habs stars, not Caps, come to play

Updated: April 16, 2010, 1:45 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- If only Tomas Plekanec would grow a mullet. Then the whole Jaromir Jagr thing might really take off.

Plekanec, at the center of a war of words with Washington netminder Jose Theodore on the eve of the playoffs, put an exclamation point on the discussion Thursday night by scoring the overtime winner late in the first overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Capitals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series.

Before the game, ...

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