After getting the gorilla off of their back by getting by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 2, the Washington Capitals have looked like a new team. They went into Tampa Bay and put a hurting on the Lightning in the first two games of the series, taking a 2-0 lead back to Washington. Neither team is expected to make any lineup changes tonight and the Capitals will attempt to put a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference Finals.
- – Nicklas Backstrom is still listed as day-to-day and is not expected to return to the Capitals lineup for Game 3.
Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning [Game 3]