Photos: Capitals in the Playoffs

The Washington Capitals continue their quest for the Stanley Cup, facing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Alex Ovechkin #8 and Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 4 to 0. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates Dmitry Orlov #9, Lars Eller #20 after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning checks Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals during the first period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on May 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning hits Dmitry Orlov #9 of the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on May 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Lightning defeated the Capitals 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Devante Smith-Pelly #25 of the Washington Capitals reacts from the bench against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on May 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gives up a goal to Devante Smith-Pelly #25 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 13, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals reacts after getting a stick to the face against Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 13, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates after scoring a goal on Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 13, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals, center, is between, from left, Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals, Yanni Gourde #37 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Matt Niskanen #2 of the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a first period goal by Michal Kempny #6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on May 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The Capitals defeated the Lightning 4-2.
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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara checks Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov in the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on April 12, 2018. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Capitals center Lars Eller is checked by Blue Jackets defenseman Ian Cole in the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny and Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu are separated in the first period during Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Capitals center Lars Eller is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets in double overtime in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round. Washington defeated Columbus 3-2 in double overtime. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals right wing Brett Connolly reacts after center Lars Eller scored the game winning goal against the Blue Jackets in double overtime in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round in Columbus, Ohio. Washington defeated Columbus 3-2 in double overtime. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stops a shot from Capitals center Chandler Stephenson during the first period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin skates the puck past Blue Jackets defensemen Markus Nutivaara and Ryan Murray during the first period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round at Nationwide Arena. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Players from the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals gather in a scrum around the net during the first period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round. Washington defeated Columbus 4-1. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals right wing Tom Wilson collides with Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin while chasing after the puck during the second period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly is stopped by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round. The Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Penguins right wing Bryan Rust is face washed as teammates scrum with Capitals players during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie checks Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta into the glass while chasing after a loose puck during the first period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin flips the puck past Penguins goalie Matt Murray for the game-winning score during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round. Washington defeated Pittsburgh 4-3. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov is unable to push the puck into the net behind Penguins goalie Matt Murray during the second period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round. Pittsburgh defeated Washington 3-1. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Capitals right wing Brett Connolly celebrates his goal against the Penguins during the first period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Capital One Arena. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The Washington Capitals celebrate advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals after a 2-1 overtime win in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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