Another early exit plunges Capitals into offseason of change

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The aftermath of the Washington Capitals' all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time.

Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin finished the playoffs playing through a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections.

Ducks’ reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks finally cleared a major psychological hurdle with their gritty Game 7 victory over Edmonton on Wednesday night. After four consecutive years of failure in winner-take-all showdowns, they stood up to an upstart opponent and finished a series strong.

Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final (May 10, 2017)

WASHINGTON (AP) Marc-Andre Fleury turned back the clock with a brilliant 29-save shutout, Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.