NHL Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning (54-23-5)


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vs. Car 
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@ Car 
W 4-3
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vs. Was 
W 3-2
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@ Was 
L 0-3
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L 0-4
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Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.

Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout and the Lightning, who led the NHL in goals during the regular season, failed to score in the last 159 minutes, 27 seconds - a stretch of nearly eight periods.

Ovechkin, who had never advanced beyond the second round, scored 1:02 into the winner-take-all showdown he had described as probably the "biggest game in my life."

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov100
Plus/Minus: Y. Gourde34
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov279
PIM: S. Stamkos72
Win: A. Vasilevskiy44
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 290 (1)
Shots: 2680 (12)
PP%: 23.9% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (9)
Assists: 497 (1)
SH Goals: 9 (9)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 234 (19)
Shots Against: 2683 (9)
PK%: 76.1% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 783 (7)
Shutouts: 8 (4)
Sv%: 0.913 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/27 A. Erne Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/12 M. Stephens Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 C. Ingram Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 M. Joseph Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 C. Verhaeghe Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 B. Thomas Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 M. Peca Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 D. Masin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 A. Volkov Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
5/12 E. Cernak Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/19 M. Bournival Contract extended One-year contract extension
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