Capitals blank Hurricanes 3-0, within 4 p

Capitals blank Hurricanes 3-0, within 4 pts of 1st
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left, from Sweden, right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and center Mike Ribeiro (9) celebrate Backstrom's goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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