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Joel Ward not letting tweets ruin win

Updated: April 28, 2012, 1:38 PM ET
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Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward, one of the NHL's few black players, was the target of racial slurs on his Twitter page after his goal 2:57 into overtime eliminated the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday.

But Ward, 31, told USA Today on Thursday that he's never experienced racist remarks in his four seasons in the NHL -- and that he wasn't planning to let a few hateful Twitter posts ruin what he called the biggest goal of his career.

Ward, not aware of ...

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