The Bruins are the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they've got lofty expectations after winning the Stanley Cup last season. They're certainly not the type of team to overlook what is theoretically a lesser opponent, but there are several reasons why they shouldn't overlook this Washington Capitals team. You can start with Alex Ovechkin (center), who is considered to be among the best hockey players in the world. Slowing down Ovechkin is just one challenge for the Bruins in a series that begins Thursday at TD Garden.