Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Lightning stay hot on special teams in Game 3 win against Capitals

Lightning stay hot on special teams in Game 3 win against Capitals

"We've got some big threats on the power play that can shoot the puck, and that was on display today".

Tuesday night, DC councilman Jack Evans announced that Game Four is covered as well. Qatar is paying for extended service for the DC Metro the night of Game 4 of Capitals-Lightning, while energy companies Exelon and Pepco are footing the bill for Game 3 on Tuesday.

That's a 5-5 goal with 16:04 left in the second.

Kucherov got his first of the series, scoring on a one-timer on the power play. They're already in as enviable a position as there is: since 1975, teams with 2-0 leads in a conference finals or semifinals are 39-2. When you have a really good team like they do across the way, if you're going to give them open ice to make their plays that team will kill you and they did it for two games.

Per Scott Allen of the Washington Post, Wilson is traveling from her home in Rochester, New York to Washington D.C. for the game after receiving permission to travel from her doctors. Sixteen seconds into the man advantage, Nikita Kucherov went high glove side off a one-time pass from defenseman Victor Hedman to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead early in the second period.

The score remains 4-1 in Tampa's favor with 3:41 left in the game.

The Lightning's 50 postseason power-play chances trail only the Capitals (52).

Nicklas Backstrom was expected to miss his fourth straight game Tuesday, and it's a testament to how well his teammates have played in his absence that coach Barry Trotz is in absolutely no hurry to rush him back. "We've got to go out there and win games on the road, and we've done that in the playoffs and we've got to do it again".


Road teams that have taken a 2-0 series lead in the National Hockey League conference finals have an 18-1 series record.

Tampa Bay got two injury scares in the third period when Stamkos hobbled off after taking a slap shot from teammate Braydon Coburn in the right knee and Tyler Johnson was cross-checked by Michal Kempny.

4 on 3 for the Bolts.

Both centers Lars Eller and Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists as six different Capitals added tallies for the team.

When the Eastern Conference Final schedule was released, many season-ticket holders felt anxiety.

We remain scoreless with nearly six minutes played in the first period. "It doesn't matter if we play in whatever city tonight. We're going to need that to keep going".

After a passive Game 1 loss, the Vegas Golden Knights turned things up in Game 2, most notably forward Jonathan Marchessault.

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