Lightning sticking with same lineup in Game 3 against Capitals

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

"A big thing for us, and I think it's worked I guess in the three games, is the team that really gets the lead is the team that's in the driver's seat", Cooper said.

We remain scoreless with nearly six minutes played in the first period.

The worst example of this issue occurred during the Nationals' Game 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2016 National League Division Series. The Capitals captain is second in goals scored behind Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele (12). "He's always there. for us, and tonight we did a good job in front of him".

When Washington, DC's local government is not considering raising taxes on Uber and Lyft drivers to save the Metro system, it looks like they are courting wealthy Middle Eastern countries to help pay the bills. "We just have to be better in that area". Holtby allowed four goals but was helpless on the one-timers on the power play by Stamkos and Kucherov - the 10th and 11th Tampa Bay power-play goals over a streak of seven games with at least one. Oshie, and on the power-play unit.

Even-strength play has been part of the Lightning's problem against the Capitals, and part of the reason they don't blame their personnel for trailing the series. 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.

Backstrom has three goals and 10 assists in 11 games this postseason, including one overtime game victor.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper was happy to see his team score first after the Capitals opened the scoring in Games 1 and 2 to take early control. Don't take this [position] as a threat against us moving on. "We know what we're up against now".