Lightning get back into series with big road win over Capitals

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

Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin is excited about his team's series lead but knows they still have a long way to go before clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Capitals come home to Capital One Arena for Game 3 on Tuesday night sporting a 2-0 lead over a Tampa Bay Lightning team that won the most games in the National Hockey League during the regular season. Tampa Bay scores three early goals to beat the Capitals, 4-2 and crawl back into the series.

Then, trailing 4-1 in the third period, Washington was denied on a power play that seemed to douse its hopes. Their first two goals in Game 3 came on the power play.

The Lightning needs him to grow up and be the player he can be - the player he was in the second period on Tuesday. But a crucial 3-on-1 stop from Vasilevskiy on defenseman Christian Djoos minutes later turned momentum back to Tampa Bay as Vasilevskiy rebounded from two troubling performances at Amalie Arena.

Tuesday night, DC councilman Jack Evans announced that Game Four is covered as well.

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom remained out of the lineup despite going through the morning skate.

Vasilevskiy came pretty close to saving the Lightning's season with his 36-save, 4-2 win that prevented them from going down three games to none. The cameras dispersed. He turned and walked toward the dressing room, leaving only one matter unsettled: Whose goal was nicer, Kucherov's or his?

Here are three takeaways from Tampa Bay's victory. We rely on him a ton, he's a horse and most nights if he's going well, we're going well as a team. At 1:50, Nikita Kucherov, who was goalless in the first two games, scored a mirror-image goal of Stamkos' opener, and again it was Hedman on the feed.

But in the first 20 minutes on this must-win night for Tampa, Kucherov was worse than invisible. "They just scored power-play goals, and we didn't".

"Those guys have delivered when we've needed them", said Lightning coach Jon Cooper.

Both teams entered the game red-hot on the power play, and the Lightning's risky extra-man unit continued its terrorizing ways. "Maybe they play a little different". "Any time you look on the screen, there's five guys and that just means you're playing as a group of five, and you're playing connected and playing with real good structure and responsibility". During last year's playoff series between the Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs, many fans were forced to leave Game 2 when it was tied 3-3 in overtime because metro service was ending soon. "If you can dominate the wall plays, you can usually have success and create odd-man rushes, and [we] do a good job of that". But Washington's power play could not connect on its opportunities the way that Tampa Bay had.

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