Steven Stamkos returns to ice after taking puck to face in practice

Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

Wilson, who served a three-game suspension earlier this postseason, spoke out about the way Stralman slammed him into the glass in the first period of what turned into a 4-2 victory for Tampa Bay over Washington in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay trails Washington 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. "But we can't do it for one night and be satisfied". The bad news for the Capitals, counterintuitive as it may be: They host Game 4.

"You miss him in every way, shape or form", Capitals coach Barry Trotz said in a Washington Post story by Isabelle Khurshudyan on Wednesday. He had an assist on power play goals by Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov and helped kill three penalties.

"We can take a few things that we've done on the road and put it into our home game", goalie Braden Holtby said. Their only loss was in game four of their series with Pittsburgh.

The money line for either team is now set at an identical -110 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. "The puck drops and it's game on for him".

"When they go in the net, they're all nice", he said. A Lightning victory guarantees a sixth game. "This year the team obviously played really well and individual success came with team success". "You've got to make them chase the game", Cooper said. "It's pretty much been the same playing them". That was big for us. I'm not one to lay on the ice, but it took me a little bit to collect myself. "When you need a big play, a big performance, he's usually one of the guys that will step up".

Tampa Bay is 63-32 straight up (SU) and has earned 11.0 units for moneyline bettors this year.

Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored goals for the Capitals, who are 7-1 in the playoffs on the road following a dominating 6-2 win in game two in Florida.

The Lightning are 4-0 in their last four road games. "You've got to check in this league". Dating back to their second-round series against the Boston Bruins, the Lightning have scored a power-play goal in eight consecutive games. We all know it's going to be a tough series. He had six total goals and nine assists in these playoffs after scoring 27 goals and 59 assists in the regular season. "He's our best player". If sports has taught us anything, it's that a 3-1 lead is a less-than-desirable position to be in. When we're on, that gives him confidence.

This was how it should be for Tampa Bay.

He had another scare in the third period of Game 3 in Washington after he took a slap shot off his leg.

"We haven't done anything yet. That's what we've got to do tonight".



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