Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, left, celebrates a goal with defenseman Mike Green during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets in game two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Verizon Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Brooks Orpenik celebrates a shot as the Capitals face the Blue Jackets during the third period of game two.
(John McDonnell/The Washington Post) Capitals defenseman Michael Green celebrates with teammate Chris Green after a goal against the Blue Birds during the first period of Game Two of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
(Patrick Semanski/The Associated Press) Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky, left and forward Brooks Orpedes, right, celebrate with defenseman Nicklas Backstrom after a power play goal during the game.
(Bryan Woolston/Associated Press) Caps forward Andrei Markov (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Nicklas Hedman (31) and defenseman Alex Ovechkin (33) during the opening period.
(Brian Blanco/Associated Statesman Journal) Capitals captain Alex Ovi (16) looks on as Capitals forward Brian Boyle (25) scores during the fourth period of the Capitals 3-2 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game Two in Washington on Tuesday.
(Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Capitals forwards Alex Olesenko (15) and Justin Williams (22) score goals during the seventh period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Tigers at Verizon Arena.
(Justin Edmonds/Getty News) Capitals goalie Petr Mrazek (22), center Matt Read (28), defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (18) and forward Alexander Ovechnikov (24) celebrate after scoring during the Capitals 4-3 overtime win in Game Three of the first round of a Stanley Cup Playoff series at Verizon Centre.
(Jeff Schiller/Getty Press) Senators defenseman Ben Bishop (17) reacts after scoring his first NHL goal during a game against Winnipeg Jets during the Eastern Conference Final at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Sens defenseman Erik Karlsson (17), right, and defenseman Chris Wideman (18), center, celebrate their third goal against Toronto during the Stanley Cup Finals at Air Canada Center.
(Mark Blinch/Getty Sports) Senators center Ryan O’Reilly (17, center), defenseman Craig Anderson (21), defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (19) and forwards Erik Karlsök (18, left) and Matt Puempel (20) celebrate their first goal against Detroit during the playoffs.
(Greg Baker/Associated PRESS) Senators forward Ryan Olesman (8) celebrates a power-play goal with center Cody Ceci (11) and center David Pastrnak (24), right.
(Craig Mitchell/Getty Media) Senators captain Erik Karlson (22, left), defenseman Erik Haula (19), defenseman Seth Jones (24, center) and winger Andrew Hammond (20, right) celebrate a goal during an overtime period in an NHL NHL hockey contest against the Winnipeg Jets at Air Force Base on Tuesday night.
(Joe Skipper/AP) Senators right wing Jason Spezza (10) and goaltender Antti Niemi (9) celebrate scoring a goal in overtime against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game at TD Garden on Thursday, March 10, 2018.
(Photo by Jeff Chiu/Associated Images) Senators goalie Antti Sigel (24): “We are all on the same page, just playing our game.
We’re trying to make the most of every second we have.
We have a lot of experience here, we’ve played a lot together and we’ve made mistakes, but we know we can turn it around.
We know that we have the potential to do it.
We just need to stay focused, we just need that belief that we can make it happen.”
Senators defenseman Erik Hanson (10), left, reacts after being tripped up by Florida Panthers defenseman Justin Faulk during an exhibition game in New York on Friday, March 11, 2018.(Scott Audette/Associated News) Senators goaltender Antoine Vermette (30) is helped off the ice following a collision with Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (31), during an outdoor skate in New Jersey on Friday.
(Mike Ehrmann/Gettysburg State University) Senators winger Andrei Loktionov (27) celebrates with goalie Martin Jones (33), right during the team’s first outdoor game at the University of Notre Dame Stadium on Wednesday, March 12, 2018 during the National Hockey League All-Star Weekend.
(Troy Taormina/Getty) Senators head coach Guy Boucher (left) speaks with the media following a game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Ottawa Civic Auditorium on Monday, March 14, 2018 near the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa