Capitals have a pivotal matchup with Florida in game 4
The Washington Capitals won game 3 in decisive fashion, winning 6-1. Samsonov who got the start over Vitek Vanachek stopped 29 of 30 shots will again get the start in game 4. Game 3 was a physical game, with Alex Ovechkin recording a couple hits in his first shift and the team having 20 hits in the first period alone. This is key to the Capitals winning game 4 as it disrupts the Panthers and their game plan. The special teams are also clicking on all cylinders as they have not only done exceptionally well on the penalty kill but have also been scoring on the man advantage. Overall, the Capitals have played extremely well, and have executed in every category needed to win a series.