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Fog, customs delay Capitals trip from Montreal

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -The Washington Capitals were late getting home from their Game 4 win over the Montreal Canadiens because of weather and a delay getting through customs.

Fog kept the Capitals from landing at either Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport, so they touched down at Baltimore-Washington International Airport a little after 1 a.m. Thursday.

But there were no custom officials on duty at BWI, so the team sat on the tarmac for nearly 3 hours. The team finally cleared customs around 4 a.m.

Because the team was up all night, coach Bruce Boudreau canceled practice ahead of Game 5 on Friday, when the Capitals can close out the first-round series.

Asked about the flight problems, Boudreau said: "Better fog than ash."

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