Lightning lead Capitals 4-1 in 3rd

NHL Playoffs 2018: Washington Capitals are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup

NHL Playoffs 2018: Washington Capitals are the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup

The Capitals still own a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 coming Thursday at home. Tampa Bay scores three early goals to beat the Capitals, 4-2 and crawl back into the series.

"We checked. That was it", he said.

But the Capitals did not get away with that cleanly, because Michal Kempny committed a cross-check 16 seconds later and forced them into defending a 4-on-3 rather than mounting a comeback. Here were the most important. When you have a really good team like they do across the way, if you're going to give them open ice to make their plays, that team will kill you - and they did it for two games.

It was true last round against Boston, when the linemates combined for two goals and an assist in a Game 4 road win. "But you can see how we get results - we play smart, we play our game, we can control it". But in Game 3 on Tuesday, that puck luck disappeared, the Lightning stepped up their play, and the Caps couldn't answer.

"For us, it's all about resetting everything", defenseman Victor Hedman said Monday. They needed to do more 5-on-5 if they were going to get back in this series.

The Lightning struck for two quick goals at the start of the second period.

They were damn near mirror images, cannonballs with silencers fixed to the muzzles, scorched from opposite faceoff circles into nothing but net.

Tampa benefited from a three-goal outburst in the second period. The Lightning even got some bounces themselves. "You've got to check in this league. Maybe they play a little different". That was big for us.

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The Caps, in turn, fed off the energy and generated a few waves of scoring chances that got the crowd even more fired up. It helped that his teammates made it a heck of a lot easier on the 23-year-old Russian, limiting odd-men rushes that dominated Games No. 1 and 2.

But the Lightning penalty kill, a touch-and-go subject all season for the Bolts, came up with its biggest kill of the series to date.

Mistakes are happening in abundance, most notably passing up shots that lead to opportunities the other way. I mean, that being said, I think we should be probably mentally stronger to not let that affect us. "It was a great effort".

A Braden Holtby tripping penalty on Yanni Gourde led to a Tampa Bay power play at 12:57 in the first period.

The Capitals score with just 3:02 remaining in the game.

Besides, who could he bring in that would be able to do a better job than anybody already on the ice? There is deadline acquisition J.T. Miller, patrolling the goal line and mopping up loose change.

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper didnt waver on his young goalies status — "Hes our guy", Cooper said before Tuesday nights game at Capital One Arena — and Vasilevskiy delivered on his coachs confidence. Pointer getting that fourth one kind of popped the balloon. You have to make adjustments at some point to give your team what you feel is the best chance to succeed. "It just happened to work out for us".

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

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