Found April 30, 2012 on Goon's World:
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This was a nice goal to win the game for the Washington Capitals - what they don't say is that the game winning goal by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was the result of a "very" weak call against  Rangers forward Brad Richards at the 12:29 mark of the third period, that would lead to the Capitals game winning goal four seconds later at the 12:33 mark of the third period.
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