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Washington Capitals Photos

Washington Capitals Photos

  1. Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, scores an empty-net goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Capitals won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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    Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) celebrates a goal by teammate Filip Forsberg, not shown, against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, center, in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt (88). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  2. Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) is congratulated by goalie Braden Holtby (70) after Williams scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Behind Williams is left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), of Austria. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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    Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, after Williams scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  3. Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) gets up off the ice after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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    Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Ahead of Wilson is forward Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  4. Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, tries to block a pass by Washington Capitals center Michael Latta (46) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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    Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) keeps Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, away from the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  5. Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, after Chimera scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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    Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, after Chimera scored a goal against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Predators is Shea Weber (6). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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