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The Capitals, who have won four of five (including the Winter Classic), take the ice against the Panthers on Tuesday night and then travel to play another Southeast Division foe, the Lightning, on Wednesday. Starting Tuesday night, Washington plays four games in six days, and according to The Washington Post, the Capitals are looking to take advantage and climb back to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

In other news, the rosters for this month's All-Star Game were announced -- remember, the NHL is getting frisky this year with a fantasy draft -- and only Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green will represent the Capitals.

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I think Alexander Semin is overrated, but his 18 goals were tied for 11th-best in the NHL and he was a force in the season's first quarter. He has cooled off of late, but I think he was a All-Star Game snub.

And in case you haven't seen it, you've got to check out this SportsCenter commercial featuring Ovechkin and teammate and countryman Semyon Varlamov. It's one of SportsCenter's all-time best in my opinion.

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