Washington Capitals 2008-2009 Regular Season Review

Scott ZweibelContributor IApril 13, 2009

Washington Capitals 2008-2009 Regular Season Review

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27: The Washington Capitals mascot skates on the ice prior to the Caps game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Team MVP, League MVP, One and the Same

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Unsung Hero

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    SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Florida Panthers on February 15, 2009 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Rising Star

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    NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 03:  Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 3, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Capitals defeated the Devils 5-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Enigma

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27: Jose Theodore #60 of the Washington Capitals tends net against Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Invisibles

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  Matt Bradley #10 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top Play of the Regular Season

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes the shot against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Capitals defeated the Lightning 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Key Game

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11:  Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck during the game against the Washington Capitals on February 11, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Season Notes

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11:  Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals looks on during the game against the New York Rangers on February 11, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)