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WHO CAN END THE PENGUINS' REIGN?

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THE CAPITALS have won back-to-back Presidents' Trophies, re-signed 50-point scorers T.J. Oshie and EVGENY KUZNETSOV long-term, and have a Vezina-caliber workhorse in Braden Holtby. Add in Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, still in their primes, and coach Barry Trotz's ability to develop blueliners, and Washington, SI's pick to win the Stanley Cup, is due to break through. In the West, don't discount Dallas. Adding Martin Hanzal, who scored a career-high 20 goals last year, gives the Stars the league's best depth at center, and with the reliable Ben Bishop now in net, they are a more complete squad.