Lightning Lean on Their Stars to Strike Back Against the Capitals

Paola Ditto
Mag 16, 2018

Both Kucherov and Stamkos thrive on pre-shot movement to score their goals, especially on the man advantage, so getting those passes through Washington's defenders is extremely important for them in this series.

"When you get to the playoffs, it's the team that wins", Lightning coach Jon Cooper told reporters.

Livestream every single game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs-blackout free-plus the Toronto Blue Jays, key Raptors & NBA Playoffs matchups and the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup, all in one subscription. "That's how we've advanced". Nikita Kucherov in most got enough time to strike a sighting shot in the upper left corner of the goal, "Washington", and two minutes later Victor Hedman to the two assists he added in his debut playoff goal, sending the puck into the nearly unguarded net after a pass Kucherov. Hedman then slapped a pass over to Nikita Kucherov in the right circle.

In the 14th minute, Steven Stamkos acute angle with the throw under the crossbar, opened the scoring in the second period, "Tampa" managed to make two more effective attacks. Hedman accepted the offering and slapped it past Holtby for a three-goal lead. They also surrendered a six-on-five goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov with 3:02 left that made things interesting in the final minutes.

"We were just off a little bit", Trotz said. We will be better next game.

Game 4 of the series starts at 8 p.m. Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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