ECF Game 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (L 2-4)

ECF Game 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (L 2-4)

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May 15th, 2018, 11:35 pm #1

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May 16th, 2018, 12:08 am #2

Short link:
http://bilasport.net/home/iframe/4580/6162.html

Let's try to finish this in Washington.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:16 am #3

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May 16th, 2018, 12:20 am #5

Strong start by the Caps. The Bolts are also aggressive. A good game in perspective.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:21 am #6

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May 16th, 2018, 12:25 am #7

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May 16th, 2018, 12:26 am #8

Will Vasilevskiy give up his usual two goals per period? The Caps are trying, at least.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:28 am #9

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May 16th, 2018, 12:28 am #10

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May 16th, 2018, 12:30 am #11

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May 16th, 2018, 12:33 am #12

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May 16th, 2018, 12:33 am #13

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May 16th, 2018, 12:36 am #14

It took almost a minute to get in position, but after that, several nice shots.

Back to even strength. Caps need a goal in this period. Smith-Pelly alone, denied!
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May 16th, 2018, 12:38 am #15

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May 16th, 2018, 12:43 am #17

At some point, Stamkos attracted two Caps and made a pass to Kucherov, who was free.

Kucherov, a couple of other attempts.

And Stamkos! 1-0 Tampa.

Caps must not forget these guys have the same thing as Ovechkin on the PP. Stay out of the box.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:47 am #18

O looks ok tonight, it's the D that's having problems- Tampa Bay adjustments?
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May 16th, 2018, 12:50 am #19

Oh, my, such a chance for Ovechkin!

Great plays by Kuznetsov. Tons of them already in this game.

And Vrana. Also Djoos in his two attemps.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:53 am #20

End of the first period, 1-0 Tampa.

Only a PPG, though.

Agree with you: some defensive problems. But I think the Bolts had much more serious problems. The Caps were unable to finish, but they had tons of great chances.
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May 16th, 2018, 12:53 am #21

I think the defense will be getting a little lecture in the room (including Holtby for being an idiot).

:D
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May 16th, 2018, 1:06 am #22

Bad penalty, indeed, although it was accidental. His stick was just there and Gourde stumbled upon it.

And Holtby stopped the 9 stoppable shots he faced. The missile by Stamkos was top shelf.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:16 am #23

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May 16th, 2018, 1:17 am #24

Eller closed his hand on the puck. To the box. He should have thrown it to the side.

And Kucherov scores!!! 2-0 Tampa.

They have a great shooter on each side.

Caps, stay out of the box.

Back to work, now.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:19 am #25

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May 16th, 2018, 1:19 am #26

Wow, the third one was almost there. Save on the line by a d-man.

And Hedman into an empty net! 3-0 Tampa.

I don't know if they should pull Holtby, not his fault.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:23 am #27

Stralman and Paquette pushed Wilson a bit too hard.

I think the Caps can turn things around.

Oh-oh, another great chance for the Bolts.

Caps need a goal to get started.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:26 am #28

Ovechkin misses one. Caps were offside, I believe, so it could have been called back.

Caps are not trying to control the game. They only want scoring chances, but they also give some to the Bolts, that way.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:28 am #29

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May 16th, 2018, 1:31 am #31

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May 16th, 2018, 1:32 am #32

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May 16th, 2018, 1:32 am #33

Much better job by the Caps on this one, they're getting used to Tampa's PP.

3-0 Tampa in the first 30 minutes. Now we need 4-0 Caps in the next 30.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:34 am #34

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May 16th, 2018, 1:35 am #35

The next goal is huge, indeed.

If the Caps score it, the Bolts will remember they are now facing the possibility to face elimination, hehe. If they lose this one, they're toast.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:36 am #36

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May 16th, 2018, 1:36 am #37

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May 16th, 2018, 1:41 am #38

Caps with a huge chance. 3-on-1, and it's the 1 who blocked the shot.

Callahan to the box.

Caps, please, make a hole in this net.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:44 am #39

Great attempt by Kuznetsov. Bolts are trying hard to block everything, though.

Three shots by Ovechkin on this PP, no luck. He's back on the bench with 4 seconds left.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:45 am #40

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May 16th, 2018, 1:50 am #41

Point scores through a forest. 4-1. Not good.

Holtby may take a nap in the third.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:56 am #42

Kuznetsov is really playing well, taking many shots.

Second intermission. 4-1. The last goal hurts a lot.
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May 16th, 2018, 1:59 am #43

Of course, the Caps are still in a great situation. After winning the first two games, they only need to win two of the next four games to win this series without facing elimination.

I think they must make huge efforts to try to win this game, though. That would more or less finish the series.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:04 am #44

Good analysis on NBCSN of the Caps' defensive flaws. It looks like Orlov was involved in most mistakes. He's -1 but he was apparently there also on the PP goals.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:06 am #45

I've refreshed my stream, in hope I won't be as late as I was. I guess I was one minute behind real time, if not more.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:06 am #46

True, a comeback now would really frustrate the Bolts...

not a bad idea!

Let's go, Caps!!!! !!!! !!?

:D
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May 16th, 2018, 2:10 am #47

At Bumper's, Snow Snake wrote:

Get one before the 10 minute mark. Then get another before the 5 minute mark. Then get one with goalie pulled. Then Ovechkin in OT. Pretty simple easy going relaxing formula actually.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:18 am #48

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May 16th, 2018, 2:21 am #49

Agree with the formula above.

Bolts had a short-handed breakaway, though. Holtby was very patient and poked it away clean.

Then a mess for all the rest of the PP.
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May 16th, 2018, 2:21 am #50

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