Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals Live Stream watch live online Games, The Tampa Bay Lightning struck early in Game 5, twice, and finally produced a home win in the Eastern Conference finals. The Eastern Conference Finals shifts back to Amalie Arena on Saturday night with the series tied at between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning struck early in Game 5, twice, and finally produced a home win in the Eastern Conference finals. After the road team won each of the first four games of this series, the Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 at Amalie Arena on Saturday, pushing Washington to the brink of elimination and taking a 3-2 lead.
After playing 12 subpar periods at 5-on-5, the Lightning scored three goals in that phase of the game, matching the most they have in any game of this series. And where the Lightning were victims of allowing goals late in periods at the start of this series, they turned the tables on the Capitals, scoring a goal in the opening minute of the first and second periods to blitz the Capitals and build out a cushion.
It began when Cedric Paquette scored 19 seconds into regulation, taking advantage of a broken play and a deflected pass from Ryan Callahan that hit off the skate of Dmitry Orlov and right into Paquette’s path. Midway through the period, Ondrej Palat doubled that lead when he capitalized on another Capitals defensive miscue, before firing a wrist shot past Braden Holtby and under the crossbar. Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead entering the second period.
It’s been a good series for the visitors as they have won all four games so far. Petersburg and Tampa Bay returned the favor in D.C. A home-team is likely going to win a game in this series and it will be a critical one. Tampa Bay has only lost one game on the road this postseason.