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Road Warrior Capitals Grab Control of Eastern final

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored off a lucky bounce late in the second period as the Washington Capitals seized command of the Eastern Conference final with a lopsided 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

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Lightning Back in East Final for Third Time in 4 Years

Back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years, the Atlantic Division winners led the NHL in scoring this season but have been even more impressive defensively through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

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Watch: Lightning, Predators Brawl

Monday, the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning were involved in a brief brawl after a big hit by Predators defender Ryan Ellis on Lightning right winger JT Brown. Ellis’ hit blindsided Brown, who immediately started punching the Predators defenseman. Players from

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Lightning Shut Out Rangers, 2-0

The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed into Madison Square Garden with a vengeance and blanked the New York Rangers 2-0. They take a 3-2 series lead back to Tampa Bay.

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Lightning Zap Red Wings 2-0, Advance to Second Round

Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning advance to the second round against the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 in a Game 7 nail-biting thriller.