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Captain Alex Ovechkin contemplates the Capitals' second-round defeat while Brooks Laich looks on as streamers fall from the rafters at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Washington has yet to advance as far as the conference finals in the Ovechkin era. (Associated Press)

Captain Alex Ovechkin contemplates the Capitals' second-round defeat while Brooks Laich looks on as streamers fall from the rafters at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Washington has yet to advance as far as the conference finals in the Ovechkin era. (Associated Press)

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