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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Washington Capitals' general manager Brian MacLellan speaks to reporters in Arlington, Va. MacLellan has the power to completely remake the Washington Capitals in the wake of another early playoff exit, and a salary-cap crunch could force his hand. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE - In this May 13, 2013, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, greets Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, after Game 7 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of a second-round series Wednesday, May 10. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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FILE - In this May 13, 2009, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, sits on the boards in the finals seconds of Game 7 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Penguins won 6-2, eliminating the Capitals from the playoffs. Another Game 7 for the Washington Capitals. Another step into the breach for a fan base snakebitten by decades of missed opportunities. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 Wednesday night, May 10. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - This April 28, 2010 file photo shows Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, celebrating the team's 2-1 win as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates off after Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoff series in Washington. Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people, but not the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have lost six of nine times they’ve faced Game 7 in the Alex Ovechkin era. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 is the chance for the Capitals to confront its Game 7 demons as it hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)

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FILE- This May 13, 2009 file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) making a save on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Washington. Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people, but not the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have lost six of nine times they’ve faced Game 7 in the Alex Ovechkin era. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 is the chance for the Capitals to confront its Game 7 demons as it hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)

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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, the New York Rangers celebrate the game winning goal by center Derek Stepan (21) against the Washington Capitals as Capitals goalie Braden Holtby looks at the puck in the net in overtime of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in New York. Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people, but not the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have lost six of nine times they’ve faced Game 7 in the Alex Ovechkin era. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 is the chance for the Capitals to confront its Game 7 demons as it hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) dives on the puck with Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) pushing in during the third period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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CORRECTS SPELLING OF CAPITALS IN SECOND SENTENCE Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrates scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates Tom Wilson (43), Kevin Shattenkirk (22), and Nate Schmidt (88), during the third period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz calls to linesman Steve Barton (59) as linesman Jonny Murray (95) stands left, during the third period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2. On the bench form left, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22). (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) can't get a shot off in front of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) with Alex Ovechkin (8) defending during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby was injured on the play and did not return to the game. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) is knocked off balance by Alex Ovechkin (8) before taking a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Crosby left the game and did not return. The Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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FILE - At left, in a Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, winds up for a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Washington. At right, in a Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. To get to their first Eastern Conference final in the past decade, Ovechkin and the Capitals will have to go through the Crosby and the Penguins, who have quite simply had their number in the playoffs. (AP Photo/File)

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shake hands after the Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday to capture the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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FILE- This Feb. 11, 2017 file photo shows Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrating his goal with Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. The Stanley Cup-hungry Washington Capitals open perhaps their last best chance to win it against the Maple Leafs at the start of their contending window. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby watches during an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, in Washington. With Alex Ovechkin's ice time and Holtby's workload down, the Capitals are well-positioned for a Stanley Cup run. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

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Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby, right, pulls his mask off as Arizona Coyotes players celebrate a goal by Alexander Burmistrov during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 31, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)