ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he understands that fans will "demand change" after the team was swept out of the playoffs, but he suggests the "best course of action" is to let a few days pass.
Leonsis writes on his "Ted's Take" blog Thursday that everyone is accountable, "starting with me."
Top-seeded Washington lost all four games against the fifth-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Lightning won 5-3 in Game 4 at Tampa on Wednesday night.
It's the fourth season in a row that Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals lost to a lower-seeded team in the first or second round.
Says Leonsis: "The wheels fell off for us. No doubt about that."