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Lightning vs. Capitals, Game 5: Full highlights, final score and more

1 month ago   |   By FanSided

The Lightning defeated the Capitals to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Here are the full highlights, final score and more. On Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning made a statement for the books by ushering forth a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. They're now just one victory away from...
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Caps coach Barry Trotz makes crack about team's slow start

1 month ago   |   By Yardbarker

Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz made a sarcastic remark about his team's slow start in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday.The Caps fell behind 2-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first 10 minutes of the game. It was already 3-0 before they scored two goals to make it respectable, and they lost by that count - 3-2.After the game, Trotz remarked that his team was probably looking at an 8 pm start instead of 7:15. Losing Game 5 really hurt. Washington had won the first two games of the series on the road and lost the next two at home. Now they need to win two in...
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‘Everything' guy Ryan Callahan leads Lightning to Game 5 win

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet


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Capitals' Matt Niskanen: Every Lightning goal ‘all my fault'

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

As the laws of team sports dictate, no one player is to blame for the Washington Capitals ‘ Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning .
But that's not stopping Matt Niskanen from taking full responsibility.
The dejected-looking Capitals defenceman shouldered the burden of Saturday's 3-2 loss during his post-game media scrum, putting the blame squarely on his shoulders for all three of Tampa Bay's goals.
“It's pinballing around in the neutral zone there. I stepped up, didn't get the man or the puck, they got a 2-on-1 out of it and scored,” Niskanen told reporters, referencing the Lightning's...
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Jon Cooper on how Lightning have won 3 straight against Capitals

Jon Cooper on how Lightning have won 3 straight against Capitals

1 month ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper breaks down Saturday's Game 5 win over the Washington Capitals and what has changed for the Bolts as they have reeled off three straight wins in the Eastern Conference Final.
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Rick Bowness: We liked our start; our finish, not so much

Rick Bowness: We liked our start; our finish, not so much

1 month ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning associate coach Rick Bowness says the team had one of its best periods Saturday night in the first but that their play to close out Game 5 left something to be desired.
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Lightning Grab 3-2 Series Lead with Game 5 Win vs. Alex Ovechkin, Capitals

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday...
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Dan Girardi: Our first period was maybe our best of the playoffs

Dan Girardi: Our first period was maybe our best of the playoffs

1 month ago   |   By Fox Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi talks about the importance of the team's fast start in Game 5 Saturday night in what was a critical victory over the Washington Capitals.
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Niskanen takes responsibility for every Lightning goal in Game 5

1 month ago   |   By TheScore

Matt Niskanen took the blame for all three Tampa Bay Lightning goals in the Washington Capitals ' Game 5 loss on Saturday night. "The first three goals were my fault," Niskanen told reporters, including NHL.com's Tom Gulitti , after the Lightning prevailed 3-2 to move within a win of the Stanley Cup Final. "I had a tough first 20 minutes and 30 seconds, so I've got be better next game," the Capitals defenseman added. He had a point. Niskanen failed to prevent Ryan Callahan from chipping the puck into the Capitals' defensive zone before Cedric Paquette opened the scoring 19 seconds in...
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Sporting News is on the floor at American Airlines Center in Dallas handing out live grades and analysis for every selection made during the first round. Read more ...

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