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Open Post- Game 3 Of The Eastern Conference Final

The series shifts to Washington tonight and will the Tampa Bay Lightning get back into the series with a win?

Puck drop is just after 8:00pm ET and is on NBCSN, CBC, SN and TVAS.

The comment section is yours, use it to discuss the game.

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Afternoon Line- Steven Stamkos

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Need A Win

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

"Obviously, we're not very happy with the way the first two games went,'' Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi said. "But it's the first to four, not the first to two.''

That's what players always say when they lose the first two games. And that's what Lightning players were saying after Tampa Bay was blasted by a combined score of 10-4.

When the best thing you can say is that you've only lost two instead of four then you know you're in a bad shape. And make no mistake, the Lightning is in bad shape.

The Lightning has been so thoroughly dominated that it's hard to imagine it winning four of the next five games. But it doesn't have to win four games at the moment. It just has to win one.

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Michael Kempny Fined For Cross-Check

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Statement From Ted Leonsis On Supreme Court Decision Regarding Sports Betting

via the Washington Capitals PR department,

STATEMENT BY TED LEONSIS ON THE SUPREME COURT DECISION TO REPEAL PASPA

May 14, 2018

Stats have always been the lifeblood of sports fandom, and a fan today has more stats available to digest and analyze than was imaginable even a decade ago: player movements, biometrics, hyper-detailed opponent history.  Data analytics have become integral to teams’ success – but also to diehard fans’ enjoyment of the game.

So, the Supreme Court’s decision today to repeal the federal ban on sports betting and clear the way for legalized sports betting across the country is in many ways the logical outgrowth of fans’ obsession with data.  It brings a multibillion dollar industry out of the shadows and into the sunlight, where its integrity can be guaranteed and consumers can be better protected.  I believe today’s decision will change the face of sports fandom for the better.  

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Video- The Questionable Incidents From Game 2 Capitals/Lightning

via Sportsnet,

HC panel looks at a couple of incidents that could be looked at by the NHL Player's Safety department, especially the Michal Kempny crosscheck to Cedric Paquette, even though they didn't like Paquette's handling of the situation.

 

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These Are The Washington Capitals

from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog,

So look. What even is going on with the Capitals?

My dudes: I do not know. I do not get it. It is, like, a weird floating sensation, watching these last few games. There isn’t a particular lot of stress, really. Neither is there all that much late-game uncertainty. During NHL playoff games, my coldly impartial heart races like a metronome on greenies. My heart during the last five minutes Sunday night was in, like, half-asleep-on-the-couch-covered-with-roasted-jalapeno-pita-chip-dust-while-watching-Guys-Grocery-Games mode. Composting bins race faster than my heart. I’ve been more stressed out trying to decide which flavor of yogurt to buy. It was Caps hockey, and it was chill.

The huh?

“They found a way to do everything right,” said NBC Sports analyst Keith Jones.

“The best way to put it is it’s not even close at even strength,” said NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk.

And — get this — the team that has been better by a zillion hectares keeps winning. These hockey games. By a lot.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are In A Big Hole

from Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times,

The words "Our Time" were projected onto the Amalie Arena ice before the players left the dressing room early Sunday evening. The reference being, of course, the Lightning was going to take care of business in its own building.

That did not happen.

Again.

The team that finished the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference and rolled past the Devils and Bruins in the first two rounds of the playoffs, finds itself in a precarious situation after a 6-2 loss to the Capitals in Game 2.

The series now shifts to Washington, D.C. for Games 3 and 4. The good news is the Capitals are 3-3 on home ice this postseason. The bad news is teams with a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup semifinals since 1974-75 are 39-2.

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Game highlights are below.

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Video- Missed Call Against The Capitals Benefits The Lightning

A lot of talk on Twitter, many want this kind of call reviewable.

Your thoughts?

 

 

added 10:46pm, Below, watch the Sportsnet crew discuss this topic.

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Open Post- Game 2 Of The Eastern Conference Final

Tonight's game starts just after 8:00pm ET in Tampa and is on NBCSN, CBC, SN and TVAS.

The Lightning need a win or else they will be down 0-2 in the series heading to Washington on Tuesday.

The comment section belongs to you.

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