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Overtime losses mar Capitals’ first-place record

After Chicago’s penalty shootout win over Washington on Thursday, Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury started skating away as he normally would.

Then he remembered he forgot something — rather, two things — to thank.

Fleury skated back and tapped both goal posts with his stick to acknowledge their part in Chicago’s overtime victory, as each of Washington’s first two shots of the shootout deflected off the posts.

“It’s a game of inches,” said Washington coach Peter Laviolette after the loss.

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