Alex Ovechkin and Co. certainly got the better of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1. Washington took a 4-0 lead through the first two periods and never looked back. Tampa put up a fight late in the first period when they thought they had tied the game at 1, but the goal was disallowed and the Caps took full advantage.
Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist to lead Washington to the 4-2 win. The depth of the Lightning certainly looked like an advantage coming tino the series, but timely contributions from players like Michal Kempny show Washington may be a bit deeper than many people think.
They may have been considered the underdog coming, in, but now Washington has its sights set on a 2-0 series lead.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 2, 2018 Eastern Conference Final
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Lightning, Game 2 will be broadcast on NBCSN
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Lightning Game 2 on NBC Sports' live stream page.
WHEN IS GAME 2 OF THE CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING PLAYOFF SERIES?
Game 2 of the Capitals vs. Lightning 2018 NHL Playoff series takes place on Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Tampa.
WHAT CHANNEL IS GAME 2 OF CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING ON?
The TV broadcast of Game 2 between the Capitals and Lightning is on NBCSN. Capitals pre- and postgame coverage takes place on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
7:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
7:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
8:00 p.m. — Capitals at Lightning Game 2 on NBCSN
10:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
11:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
WHERE CAN I STREAM GAME 2 OF THE CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING SERIES?
Game 2 between the Capitals and Lightning is available to stream online on Sunday, May 13 live here through the NBC Sports live stream page.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR GAME 2 OF CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING?
Capitals projected lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana - Lars Eller - T.J. Oshie
Andre Burakovsky - Chandler Stephenson - Brett Connolly
Devante Smith-Pelly - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson
Michal Kempny - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Christian Djoos
Braden Holtby with Philipp Grubauer as backup.
Lightning projected lines:
J.T. Miller - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Pala - Brayden Point - Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Yanni Gourde
Chris Kunitz - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan
Victor Hedman - Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn - Mikhail Sergachev
Andrei Vasilevskiy starts with Louis Domingue as backup.
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