Capitals look for go up 3-1 before heading back to Tampa for game five

5-17  Tampa Bay at Washington  Game 4 (Washington leads series 2-1)

TV:  8pm  NBC Sports Network

Last game:  Tampa Bay defeated Washington  4-2

Tampa Bay scorers

  • Victor Hedman-goal, 2 assists
  • Nikita Kucherov-goal, assist
  • Brayden Point-goal, assist
  • Steven Stamkos-goal, assist

Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots in Tuesday nights game 3 as the Lightning improved to 4-1 on the road in the postseason. He gave up 10 goals on 62 shots in the two losses.

Washington scorers

  • Brett Connolly-goal
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov-goal

Washington is 3-4 this playoff season when playing at home, but 7-1 on the road. The Caps look to get back to .500 at home tonight against the Lightning and use the home crowd to there advantage. Expect the Capitals to look to put Nick Backstrom back into the lineup tonight even in a limited capacity. We will update later on with morning skate lines, and post the full lineup just before game time on @mdsportsblog on twitter.

 

***Note – The metro will again be open until 12:30 AM in case of overtime or other unforeseen situations.

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