Alex Ovechkin isn't old, not even in hockey years, and is coming off a 50-goal season. But Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan knows Ovechkin's prime years as a player won't last forever, which adds urgency to the team's push for a Stanley Cup.

After another early playoff exit, MacLellan said it's up to him and the rest of the front office to make sure Ovechkin's playoff window doesn't close too soon.