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Washington Capitals Photos

Washington Capitals Photos

  1. Washington Capitals Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, tries to get to the puck as Minnesota Wild's Jarret Stoll defends with a broken stick in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, top, keeps an eye on Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie as he tries to control the puck in front of the net in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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  2. Minnesota Wilds Zach Parise, left, sends Washington Capitals Michael Latta to the ice in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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    Minnesota Wilds Zach Parise, left, celebrates a power play goal by Ryan Suter against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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  3. Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia goes through the celebration line after the Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. Ovechkin had a hat trick with his three second period goals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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    Minnesota Wilds Nino Niederreiter, left, of Switzerland, looks on to see Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stop a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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  4. Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, stops a shot by Minnesota Wilds Charlie Coyle in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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    Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie, right, takes a check by Minnesota Wilds Mikko Koivu of Finland in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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  5. Washington Capitals Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, falls as he is hit by Minnesota Willd's Erik Haula of Finland in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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    Washington Capitals Dmitry Orlov, right, of Russia, hits the ice courtesy of Minnesota Willd's Erik Haula of Finland in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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