Caps' familiar ending isn't so familiar

Updated: May 13, 2012, 1:07 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Maybe it's because this Washington Capitals team was so different that the now-familiar ending was wrought with even more angst.

Maybe it's because the Capitals became a team that thrived on adversity instead of knuckling under it that Saturday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers in the seventh game of their Eastern Conference semifinals was even more painful.

"I thought we did some really good things," forward Brooks Laich said in the somber Caps dressing room at Madison ...

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