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Game 3 preview: Lightning face near must-win situation against Capitals

Capitals jump out to 2-0 series lead, return home for Game 3 tonight

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

Even when they are on the road.

Nikita Kucherov picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He pointed to Game 4 against the Boston Bruins in the semifinals, when Kucherov and Stamkos scored in a game that basically put the series out of reach. "It's going to be pretty cool and pretty special".

The Lightning under Cooper haven't lost the first two games of a series since 2014, when they were swept in the first round by the Montreal Canadiens. Both Game 3 and Game 4 have 8 p.m. start times, meaning it'd be hard to make the train as a game got out and especially more difficult if a game went to overtime.

"We're here for a reason".

"We're going to need that to keep going", defenseman Victor Hedman said.

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Smith also led Australia to wins in the 2013 and 2017 Rugby League World Cups, having played 56 Tests for the Kangaroos. In that period he has missed just one game - the series opener in 2010 due to injury - and won a record 26 matches.

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Asked if they can get better, he added: "When you analyse the numbers, I will say, can we improve the numbers? No". I'm really proud of the boys, a almost flawless season.

But in the first 20 minutes on this must-win night for Tampa, Kucherov was worse than invisible.

Washington has outscored the Lightning 10-4 despite playing without center Nicklas Backstrom (right hand injury). But after getting rolling Tuesday with the pair of power-play goals, the Lightning scored twice more at 5-on-5.

To Cooper, the issue is that "for two games, we've dried up". "I embrace when there's more on the line and the stakes are higher. It's just so much better to play with the lead". Ovechkin also added a goal and assist, bringing his point total to four in the series.

"They came in here, they're desperate and they played that way", said Capitals coach Barry Trotz. We've got the experience.

Oh knows Washington has used an early offensive burst to take command in each of the first two meetings.

We remain scoreless with nearly six minutes played in the first period. Their defensively responsible game has been quite easy for the Capitals to shut-down, so tonight I expect them to revert to their run and gun ways in order to beat the trap.

For optimal analysis of this Stanley Cup playoff game, look no further than SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh.



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