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Caps latest Presidents' Trophy champs to go poof in playoffs

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals became the latest in a long line of NHL teams to discover regular-season dominance doesn't translate into playoff prominence.

The Caps went from Presidents' Trophy winners in April to poof in May after being eliminated in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series to Pittsburgh.

"It's just kind of setting in right now that it's over," Capitals forward Jay Beagle said, following the 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday night. "We had high expectations. The Cup was our goal all year and unfortunately we didn't (make it)."

They're not the only ones.

Since 2000, when the St. Louis Blues went from first in the...