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Loose Trotz guides Caps into Cup final

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) One of the lasting images from the Capitals' playoff run came the morning of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final.

Usually Alex Ovechkin hustles around the rink in a hot lap prior to the morning skate. Only this time it was 55-year-old coach Barry Trotz, who answered the call from his players to do the lap.

"I was worried about the turns," Trotz said. "The rudders haven't been sharpened all year. ... I almost bit it at the end there trying to imitate Ovi."

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1 A. Ovechkin, Was49
2 P. Laine, Wpg44
3 W. Karlsson, VGK43
4t E. Malkin, Pit42
4t E. Staal, Min42
6 C. McDavid, Edm41
7t A. Lee, NYI40
7t T. Seguin, Dal40
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9t N. Kucherov, TB39
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2 A. Raanta, Ari.930
3 R. Luongo, Fla.929
4 C. Crawford, Chi.929
5 R. Miller, Anh.928
6 M. Fleury, VGK.927
7 P. Rinne, Nsh.927
8 J. Gibson, Anh.926
9 J. Saros, Nsh.925
10 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg.924
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