Before Sunday night, the Lightning had won Game 2 of a series five consecutive times after losing Game 1.
Backstrom blocked a shot by Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz in Game 5 of their semifinal series, and has worn a brace on his hand since then. "He played great and I think he liked the fact that we played a good team game and structure and made his life a little bit easier".
Barry Trotz after Game 3. "I thought he was in the zone tonight right from the get-go, but I thought our team helped him out this time, where I don't think we help him out in Games 1 and 2".
The Lightning power play was the only thing working for them in the first two games of the series.
The Capitals' second goal came after Washington played with an empty net late in the third period and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored from a sharp angle along the line to cut the Lightning lead to 4-2. A lone bright spot in the poor homestand was captain Steven Stamkosappearing to heat up [VIDEO]after a slow start to the playoffs, and Stamkos and the rest of the Lightning's marquee names all came through huge in game three. John Carlson described the Tampa Bay power play, which scored another two goals, as "deadly.' It had been 'deadly" even in the Lightning losses.
In the first two games, Washington scored goals in the waning seconds of a period in each contest.
A Braden Holtby tripping penalty on Yanni Gourde led to a Tampa Bay power play at 12:57 in the first period.
As Cooper had said of Games 1 and 2: "It's 2-on-1 after 2-on-1. We knew we needed a desperate game from our group today and we got it". "We've got to go out there and win games on the road, and we've done that in the playoffs and we've got to do it again".
Stamkos, Kucherov and Point each had a goal and an assist, Hedman had a goal and two assists, while Vasilevskiy, who stopped 36 of 38 shots, reminded everyone why he was named a Vezina Trophy finalist this season. The Capitals are 3-3 at home this postseason.
Washington didn't have much of the magic they found in abundance in Tampa, although their possession numbers showed they controlled the majority of the shot share.
The Capitals strike back with 9:29 left in the 2nd. "We're going to need that to keep going". They will set out to show the home crowd that Tuesday's special teams shortcomings were an aberration.
The forecheck that helped Tampa Bay defeat the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins in the first two rounds has been a nonfactor against Washington. "We've got the guys that are in the playoffs for the first time, guys have been through this, and we're capable of handling that".
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