RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 30: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals high fives teammates on his way out to the ice during pregame warmups of a NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 30, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.