Alex Ovechkin returned to the ice, but Brooks Laich skated as an extra forward on the second line.
Alex Ovechkin called his torch carrying the best moment of his life. He arrived back in D.C. more than an hour ahead of schedule.
Mathieu Perreault scored a career-high 16 goals two seasons ago, but had fallen down the Caps' depth chart.
Alex Ovechkin says he 'lost connections' with Bruce Boudreau but 'everything is good' with Adam Oates.