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Capitals hope fans will ‘stick with us’ after another playoff letdown

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin speaks with media following the team's OT elimination in Game 6.

Whether you blame it all on Alex Ovechkin or not, the bottom line is that the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals in a 4-3 overtime Game 6 thriller.

The Capitals reflected on their special 2015-16 season and disappointing finish after that heart-stopping loss.

Most directly, Ovechkin said it best and bluntly:

(You can see more from Ovechkin in the video above this post.)

Beyond that, the Capitals seemed resolute in defeat.

The Capitals aren’t oblivious to the criticisms about falling short of deeper playoff runs.

Some look at this as a cruelly missed opportunity, but even so, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

... It’s probably difficult to see that now.