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**The following is edited to include only references to Tabaracci**

Pain Is the Name of Costello's Game

By Rachel Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 4, 1998

Costello goes on to explain some of the preventive maintenance tried by some of the players, including goaltender Rick Tabaracci, who had hernia surgery early in the summer to cure his groin problems of last season. He had been working out with the big silver ball to strengthen the muscles, but his groin popped anyway during a game against Calgary a few days ago.

The Capitals were forced to recall goaltender Mike Rosati from the minors, and Tabaracci is now being forced to take a few days off the ice. Around 10:40 a.m., he appears in the bike room.

"Don't include me with the injured guys," he says, frustrated. "I don't want to be here."

As Tabaracci settles into the rhythm of his stationary bicycle, Gonchar wanders in for some water. He says he felt like he was going to throw up during the final few minutes on the UBE, but he is better now and is going to change into a clean shirt for the rest of his workout. Witt, Svejkovsky and Zednik join Tabaracci on the bikes, although by 11:05 a.m. Costello has Tabaracci on the floor of the weight room, stretching out the nimble goaltender's leg, groin and hip muscles.