Capitals center Brooks Laich battles for the puck with Bruins left wing Benoit Pouliot during Game 3 of the opening-round playoff series last April. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Capitals center Brooks Laich battles for the puck with Bruins left wing Benoit Pouliot during Game 3 of the opening-round playoff series last April. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)