May 21, 2018

NHL: Tampa Bay cut the lead in the series against Washington

18 May 2018, 04:07 | Joan Schultz

Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

НХЛ Тампа сократила отставание в серии с Вашингтоном

Tampa Bay secured its first win of the playoffs in Game 3 Tuesday night as it prevailed 4-2 in Washington. Steven Stamkos scored on a power play goal in the first period, while Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman scored early in the second period to make it a 3-0 game. The return is a significant boost for Washington, which went up 2-0 in the series before dropping Game 3 and for the first time looking like his absence was having an effect.

So far, Washington is 7-1 in away games this postseason, closing out each of its first two series on the road.

Backstrom's 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs were fourth on the Capitals behind Evgeny Kuznetsov (20), Alex Ovechkin (19) and John Carlson (14).

The Lightning would still like to cut down on the quality chances Vasilevskiy has to stop in Game 4 on Thursday and beyond, like the one Brett Connolly scored on after a turnover by Ondrej Palat. "Just a little simpler". Heading into the All-Star Game, Kucherov led all scorers with 64 points; Stamkos was tied for third with 58.

Lars Eller has done a good job filling in at centre on the second line, but Backstrom is one of the most underrated players in the National Hockey League.

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To illustrate how infrequent this is, I graphed out the distribution of Tampa Bay's performance by those same scoring chance and shot attempt numbers over three-game segments in the last three years.

The teams faced off in Game 4 on Thursday night. We were just off a little bit, and you can't be off in this game to have success. "So say Game 4 in the Boston series, Game 4 in the Jersey series, Game 3 in the Washington series, those guys have delivered when we've needed them. It's just so much better to play with the lead". "You've got to check in this league".

Still, the Capitals have been the better team this series, and you can bet they'll bring their A-Game to Capital One Arena. He had six total goals and nine assists in these playoffs after scoring 27 goals and 59 assists in the regular season.

"We had to check tonight, and it helped it go in our favor". "He's our leader. We all love him". We're invested there. We're playing with real good focus.

Nine of Tampa Bay's last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. Its stars leading the way. A Lightning victory guarantees a sixth game. They reclaimed their identity and their confidence, correcting their course in effort to reclaim ownership of this series. "That's what we came in here tonight to do".

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