It's something all Capitals fans and players want to forget about, losing to the Penguins in the playoffs ... again.
Very few Capitals have had to deal with the pain of this for so long as much as Alex Ovechkin.
The Capitals have qualified for the playoffs in eight of the last nine seasons. Ovechkin will go down in history as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, we all know that. But we also know that he and the Capitals have yet to hoist a Stanley Cup.
On Friday Ovechkin spoke with the Sports Junkies about moving on from their playoff loss and improving as a player.
"Obviously, sometimes you have a good season and sometimes you have a bad season, Ovechkin said. "It depends what bad season means for you. Sometimes 30 goals is a bad season, sometimes 50 goals is a good season. Last year we don't get success as a team and as professional it's all about us."
"You have to put your own goals a little bit backwards. We put everything on the table last year and it was hard year, I would say. We lose, we didn't get success as a team."
Something that has been very noticeable during Caps training camp is a much slimmer Ovi.
The 32-year old has received criticism in the past about his weight and play. Speaking with the Junkies, Ovechkin said that in the upcoming season, he's ready to try new things when it comes to his personal game.
"I don't want to talk about my personal game, but hopefully this year is going to be different and I'm going to try to do different stuff."
Whatever this "different stuff" may be, we hope it gets "The Great 8" one step closer to hoisting the Stanley Cup.
YOU CAN WATCH OVECHKIN'S FULL INTERVIEW IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE.