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The Washington-New Jersey game, if it did nothing else Thursday, gave Capitals fans emotional whiplash, as it went from a lullaby to fireworks to a full-out penalty box parade within a 60-minute framework.   Before the ugly for the Capitals, there were high points. Alex Ovechkin—minus the actual scoring goals part—looked like a superstar, fighting for the puck and forcing two New Jersey tripping penalties that gave the Capitals a man advantage twice.  He even tried a slick pass as he barreled down on the net a second time—a notable adjustment to his routine, considering he’d had a lack of success on a similar pattern not long before that. Jason Chimera, however, was unable to capitalize once the puck reached him.   The beginning of this shortened season hasn’t been particularly the best canvas to show off the caliber of expected offensive superstars—I’ve seen Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux, and Sidney Crosby all visit Verizon early this season, and the only one that forced my att...
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