“Tampa Bay” on the third attempt opened the scoring victories in the series against Washington for the Stanley Cup finals.
“Tampa” has made the right conclusions after two home defeats and managed to keep a strong attack “Washington”. The main hero of the match was goalkeeper “Lightning” Andrey Vasilevsky, who made 36 saves.
In the 14th minute, Steven Stamkos acute angle with the throw under the crossbar, opened the scoring in the second period, “Tampa” managed to make two more effective attacks. Nikita Kucherov in most got enough time to strike a sighting shot in the upper left corner of the goal, “Washington”, and two minutes later Victor Hedman to the two assists he added in his debut playoff goal, sending the puck into the almost unguarded net after a pass Kucherov.
Brett Connolly midway through the second period reduced the deficit in Washington, but Braden point six minutes later scored the sixth goal in the playoffs and brought “Tampa” comfortable advantage. Final period, “capitals” held in continuous attacks, but to sharpen the intrigue failed.
Fourth match of the series will be played on may 18 on the ice in Washington.
Washington – Tampa Bay – 2:4 (0:1, 1:3, 1:0)
Goals: 0:1 – Stamkos 13, 0:2 – 21 Kucherov, 0:3 – 23 Hedman, 1:3 – 30 Connolly, 1:4 – 36 Point, 2:4 – 56 Kuznetsov
The account in a series: 2:1