Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Game 3 win a 'step in the right direction'

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They sustained a streak of more than 20 kills in a row that spanned parts of the first two rounds, and their power-play success rate of 32.6 percent entering Tuesday was second-best among all postseason teams. The Caps need to throw everything at the Lightning on Thursday to keep this series from being tied.

Backstrom has three goals and 10 assists in 11 games this postseason, including one overtime game victor.

"I think mine", Stamkos said with a smile.

The Caps are 7-1 on the road in the playoffs and 3-4 at Capital One Arena. Here were the most important.

Steven Stamkos said the Lightning reclaimed it in Game 3. The Redskins are 1-2 in postseason games at FedEx Field, but have struggled in all seasons, holding the NFL's third-worst home record in a home stadium.

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Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals gives up a goal.

"He's a perennial Norris guy", Stamkos said of Hedman. They needed to do more 5-on-5 if they were going to get back in this series. He was also on the ice, with Brooks Orpik, for two Lightning power play goals. "Obviously, nice to see that one go in".

Indeed. With a 4-2 road victory on Tuesday that saw Tampa Bay lead from start to finish, the perennial contenders at this stage have made it a series with the Capitals, cutting Washington's lead to 2-1. Eller has two goals and two assists in the first two games against Tampa Bay. That was big for us.

"Every year, we try to go to at least one game each round", Wilson, 41, said according to The Washington Post. But if you're looking for the long-shot payoff, it's also not necessarily a bad time to throw one in on the Lightning, as Tampa Bay still thoroughly outmatches the Caps in talent and has, you know, terrible D.C. hockey history on its side.

The Caps, in turn, fed off the energy and generated a few waves of scoring chances that got the crowd even more fired up.

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The Capitals' power play and penalty kill both have thrived during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vasy takes a hard shot from Ovechkin. "When you have a guy on the opposite side who can shoot it like Kuch, they've got to respect one guy and that's going to leave someone open". "I liked the way we responded tonight".

Somehow, the Lightning survived that penalty.

The Lightning had four All-Stars this season with Stamkos joined by right-wing Nikita Kucherov, defenseman Victor Hedman, and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, and all four combined to hand the Lightning a dominant 3-0 lead early in the second period.

They possessed the puck, making the Capitals chase the game rather than chasing it themselves, thanks to some tactical adjustments and line scrambling.

Besides, who could he bring in that would be able to do a better job than anybody already on the ice?

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With Holtby pulled for an extra skater late in the third, Evgeny Kutnetzov scored at 16:58 off of T.J. Oshie's feed to narrow the deficit to two goals.

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