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The Lightning have been at it since early October, but everything comes down to Wednesday night's game seven. The Eastern Conference Finals are tied at three games apiece, and Tampa Bay is buzzing with excitement.
The history of the Washington Capitals is filled with painful elimination games on home ice. From the 1980's until last season, the Capitals have created new and painful ways to lose important games
Just 19 seconds into the game, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored to take the lead. With just 11 seconds remaining in the game, Andrei Vasilevskiy made a ranging save of a John Carlson shot that could have tied the game. Talk about end-to-end hockey.
Andrei Vasilevskiy had what might be the best game of his young career on Thursday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a victory to even the Eastern Conference Finals.
Road sites in the National Hockey League are famed for harsh welcomes to the visitors. However, you would not guess that watching the Eastern Conference Finals. The Washington Capitals lead the Tampa Bay Lightning two games to one and the road team has won every game played to this point.
Tonight the Tampa Bay Lighting will come to Washington down two games to none in hopes of getting back on track. Meanwhile, The Capital One Center will “Rocking the Red,” like never before in hopes of inspiring the home team to close things out this week without returning to the Bay Area.
For the vast majority of the first two periods Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they’d made some clear adjustments to the Washington Capitals based on their game one loss. In the final 1:02 of the second period, it started to unravel.
The Capitals thrived off of the Lightning’s mistakes, playing the kind of well-researched and well-prepared playoff hockey Lightning fans were just starting to associate with their own team.
Breaking down the Eastern Conference Final matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals.
The Washington Capitals are playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in their franchise's most important game tonight. Yes, a team that has won the President's Trophy three times this decade, features the best goal scorer of the generation, and has played in a Stanley Cup Final before is playing their most important game in franchise history in the second round.
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