Capitals' Backstrom misses 4th straight game

Posted May 16, 2018

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to bounce back from a 0-2 series deficient against the Washington Capitals tonight. "Another big effort for him tonight, and you could see we all followed suit". Vasilevskiy covered every other puck and time wound down on the Lightning's 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. "It's a step in the right direction". Tampa led 3-0 before the halfway mark of the game.

The goal put the Lightning at 4/8 on the power play in this series.

"They came in here, they're desperate and they played that way", said Capitals coach Barry Trotz. Kucherov netted on the power play, Hedman found a fairly wide-open net to shoot at, and Brayden Point provided a late marker to give the Bolts a 4-1 edge through 40 minutes.

"He's a perennial Norris guy", Stamkos said of Hedman.

Tampa Bay has at least one power-play goal in eight straight games and is 5-for-12 (41.7 percent) against Washington, which failed to score on three power plays Tuesday.

Game on! The puck has officially dropped on Game 3.

"Today was one of those games you feed pucks to Kuch and Stammer, pucks are going to go in", said Hedman.

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The Capitals' power play and penalty kill both have thrived during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The onslaught continued. Kucherov found an open Victor Hedman for a shot from the left circle for his first goal of the playoffs.

The Saudi-led coalition began its economic and diplomatic boycott of Qatar on June 5 after the country's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, allegedly praised Iran, criticized President Trump and threatened to withdraw Qatari ambassadors from several Arab states. We talked about this. "They scored, we didn't and that's on us", Kuznetsov said. Quite the difference from Game 2. That was big for us. Chandler Stephenson gave Brett Connolly a pass to the left dot, where the 26 year old Campbell River, British Columbia, native wired a puck through Vasilevskiy to cut the lead to 3-1. Pointer getting that fourth one kind of popped the balloon. They could not beat Andrei Vasilevskiy in the opening frame, however. He wants the Lightning to be feeling better but not too good still down 2-1.

But those shots weren't coming on odd-man rushes or high percentage parts of the ice - the Capitals had the fewest high-dangers chances (6) of the series. We all know him. "These first two games, that's the way we've played". If you're gonna advance in the playoffs, you've got to win on the road. And as for Thurday's Game 4... the hero was not who you would expect. "We're going to need that to keep going".

That all changed in the first period of Tuesday night's game. "Not good enough for power play, but we will be better for sure". "And that's how it should be". But if you're looking for the long-shot payoff, it's also not necessarily a bad time to throw one in on the Lightning, as Tampa Bay still thoroughly outmatches the Caps in talent and has, you know, terrible D.C. hockey history on its side. Its goalie playing stoutly.

Oshie pointed at the example set by the stars and acknowledged leaders - Alex Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov, John Carlson - but also noted that the role players, particularly at Backstrom's center position, have not flinched when the opportunity arose.

"We haven't done anything yet".

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