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Capitals top Blackhawks 3-2 in Winter Classic

Capitals top Blackhawks 3-2 in Winter Classic

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bit too much sunshine filled the sky at the opening faceoff of the Winter Classic, and seat cushions rained down when the winning goal was scored just before the final whistle. The replica of the U.S. Capitol in center field was a nice touch, given that the real thing is obscured by scaffolding because of ongoing repairs. Alex Ovechkin, the player most responsible for making the nation's capital worthy of hosting the NHL's annual outdoor game, scored a goal, and he was also among the first to mob teammate Troy Brouwer when Brouwer's power-play goal decided the game with 12.9 seconds to play Thursday. The NHL showcase was every bit the thrill for...

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