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Playoffs 2018: The Lightning Strike In Washington

Two power play goals help propel the Lightning to a game 3 victory in Washington

Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Three
Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning take game 3 with a 4-2 win.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Lightning are doing their best to make this a series. In a crucial game 3, they’ve got a win.

A first period power play goal from Steven Stamkos and a second period power play goal from Nikita Kucherov got the Lightning up 2-0. Victor Hedman and Brayden Point also had goals for the Lightning and Tampa Bay emerged with a 4-2 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals over the Washington Capitals.

The Lightning went 2/5 on the power play. The Capitals went 0/3. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasikevskiy turned aside 36 of 38 shots en route to picking up the win for Tampa Bay.

Game 4 is in Washington on Thursday night.


The Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights each have one win in the Western Conference Finals. Game 3 is in Vegas tonight with a 7PM start MT or 9 PM Eastern.