How to Watch Lightning vs. Capitals Game 3

How to Watch Lightning vs. Capitals Game 3

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The Tampa Bay Lightning went into Game 3 of their series against the Washington Capitals already down 2-0 - losses both suffered at their home arena - and facing a rising din of criticism from the fan base and the media.

Before Sunday night, the Lightning had won Game 2 of a series five consecutive times after losing Game 1. On the power play, Victor Hedman and Brayden Point set Stamkos up for a laser of a one-timer from the lower left circle.

And Vasilevskiy looked much less tired than he did in the first two games, where he allowed 10 goals in five periods of play and never eclipsed a.850 save percentage. He took a feed from Hedman, converting for his 10th career postseason power-play goal-a franchise record. Washington outscored Tampa Bay a combined 7-1 during 5-on-5 in Games 1 and 2. The Capitals captain is second in goals scored behind Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele (12).

"We had an emotional high slaying our beast in our division (Boston) and we just didn't bring the same intensity into Game 1 and Game 2", Cooper said.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday that the team would not make any lineup changes for Game 3.

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It was especially true in the third period, when the Capitals took three penalties while trying to claw back into a game they trailed 3-1.

The Bolts get a power play.

This is the first time the Capitals have made it to the conference finals since 1998.

Washington center Lars Eller believes the added discipline that comes with being on the road has been very beneficial for the Capitals and has allowed them to be more focused.

Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for Washington.

So far, the Stamkos we're seeing tonight - rather than the one of the previous two games - appears to be who he really is. "He's our best player".

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