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TAMPA, Fla.  | Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

TAMPA, Fla.  — Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the Caps as playoff underachievers. “Finally we get what … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla.  | Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

TAMPA, Fla. | Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. —Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final. Ondrej Palat  and Ryan Callahan also scored as the home team won for the first time in … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

TAMPA, Fla | Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup that continues Saturday night, the Caps need a lift from their special teams, too. “The series … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

TAMPA, Fla. | Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. —The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. | Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist in his Eastern Conference finals debut, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Braden Holtby stopped 19 shots and Michal Kempny, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller also scored for the Caps, who are … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla.  | Lightning back in East final for third time in 4 years

TAMPA, Fla.  — The Tampa Bay Lightning know the grind. Back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years, the Atlantic Division winners led the NHL in scoring this season but have been even more impressive defensively through the first two rounds of the playoffs. “I think if people looked at … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla.  | Lightning back in East final for third time in 4 years

TAMPA, Fla. | Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

TAMPA, Fla. — Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists and Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to slow Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to beat the Bruins 4-2 in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series Monday night. The victory evened the best-of-seven matchup between the … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

TAMPA, Fla. | Nash, Bergeron score twice, Bruins beat Lightning in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Nash and Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are to a flying start in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nash had two goals and Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand combined for 10 points Saturday, helping the Bruins pull away for a 6-2 victory … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Nash, Bergeron score twice, Bruins beat Lightning in Game 1