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FILE - In this Saturday, April 9, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring his third goal of an NHL hockey game during the third period against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Expectations have never been higher for Ovechkin and the Capitals, six years after their first Presidents’ Trophy and with their window drawing to a close. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia goes through the celebration line after the Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Capitals won 4-3. Ovechkin had a hat trick with his three second period goals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, is congratulated by teammate Brendan Witt, right, after Ovechkin scored against the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period of NHL action Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 6-1.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, front, of Russia, shoots the puck from over his head after being checked to the ice by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Paul Mara, center, past Coyotes goalie Brian Boucher, rear, for a goal in the third period of NHL action Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Capitals defeated the Coyotes 6-1.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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Washington Capitals' Sergei Fedorov of Russia, right, celebrates his goal with Alex Ovechkin (8) of Russia against the Boston Bruins during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Alex Ovechkin (8) congratulate Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) after Kuznetsov scored the game-winning, 2-1, goal against the Florida Panthers in overtime of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77)and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and right wing T.J. Oshie (77) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) at the Verizon Center, Oct. 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a break during a stop in play against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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The Washington Capitals celebrate a first period goal by left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Alex Ovechkin's declaration that the Capitals would win Game 7 comes after the forward has been held scoreless in the past four games. (Associated Press)

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) battles for the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, during the first period of Game 6 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) adjusts his helmet during a break in play against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots against New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) to score a goal during the first period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Thursday, April 30, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) moves the puck up the ice against New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) during the first period of Game 6 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) wrestles New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) to the ice as Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson (90) and defenseman John Carlson (74) look on at the end of Game 6 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 3-1 to even the best-of-seven games series at 3-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)