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Caps fall to the fickle finger of fate

Updated: May 3, 2012, 7:43 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- Watch New York Rangers star winger Marian Gaborik leap into the air, mobbed by his teammates in the early-morning hours of Thursday, and you wonder about what lies at the very core of overtime hockey.

Watch Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby and his teammates glide from the Verizon Center ice in the seconds after Gaborik's triple-overtime game winner, some hunched over in exhaustion, others looking at the video scoreboard wondering how this long, magical evening of ...

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