For the first time since May 23, 2018, the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning will meet.
The last time these two teams met, the Caps beat the Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Now, Tampa has had a stellar season thus far. The Lightning are the only team in the NHL with over 100 points and over 50 wins.
The Caps still lead the Metropolitan Division and are coming off of a big win against Philadelphia Thursday night in which Brett Connolly notched a 3-point game.
Here's how to tune in to Caps-Lightning Thursday. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
CAPITALS AT LIGHTNING: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 72 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
When: Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals at Lightning game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Link)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals at Lightning on NBC Sports Washington’s live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM
CAPITALS AT LIGHTNING TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals at Lightning Live
9:30 PM: Capitals Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Capitals Overtime Live
CAPITALS AT LIGHTNING INJURY REPORT
Lightning: Dan Girardi, D, Lower body: TBD against Capitals. Anton Stralman, D, Lower body: TBD against Capitals.
CAPITALS AT LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO WATCH
Brett Connolly, RW, Capitals (19 G, 20 A, 39 P): Connolly is coming off of a career game against the Flyers Thursday night. He scored two goals and notched an assist earning him a rare 3-point night. Connolly is one goal shy of 20 for the first time in his career and could get No. 20 Saturday night in Tampa.
Braydon Coburn, D, Lightning (3G, 16 A, 19 P): Although Coburn's statistics are not necessarily impressive, he's one to watch Saturday night. The last time the Caps and Lightning met during Game 7, Tom Wilson and Coburn got into it at center ice, each receiving 5-minute majors for fighting. It will be interesting to see if these two meet again.
CAPITALS AT LIGHTNING SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time meetings: 142 games
All-time series record: Caps lead the all-time series 84-52-6
Last Meeting: May 23, 2018, Eastern Conference Final Game 7: Caps beat Lightning 4-0.
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