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Caps need assist from Ovechkin

Updated: April 29, 2012, 1:31 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It is undeniable that the Washington Capitals can beat one of the top teams in the game without a significant contribution from their star captain and his star acolytes.

We saw it with our own eyes in Game 7 when the Capitals eliminated the Bruins in overtime.

And nothing can diminish that accomplishment, defeating the defending Stanley Cup champions in a seven-game series in which all seven games were decided by one goal, an accomplishment made large by the fact the victory ...

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