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Redskins' slain Taylor honoured in pre-game ceremony by Capitals

WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals honoured slain Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor with a pre-game moment of silence and video tribute Wednesday night.

Capitals backup goalie Brent Johnson, sitting on the bench during the game against the Florida Panthers, wore a burgundy Redskins hat in Taylor's memory.

"The tragic loss of Sean Taylor has affected the entire Washington community," public address announcer Wes Johnson told the crowd. "We all feel a tremendous amount of sadness over his untimely death."

The above-ice scoreboard showed still photographs and videotape of Taylor playing football for his Florida high school, the University of Miami and the Redskins. The screen then faded to black, with white lettering showing his name, uniform number and dates of birth and death.

Taylor was shot early Monday at his home in Florida and died Tuesday.

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