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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Capitals 0

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 4-0 loss to the Capitals in Game 7

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Congratulations to the Washington Capitals. They were deserving of this victory, not only in Game Seven but also in the Eastern Conference Final. As a number of Lightning players stated afterwards, the Capitals carried play for the majority of the seven games. In Game Seven, the Capitals got an early goal to grab the lead, added to it in the second period and then locked it down defensively in the third.

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Burns: 3 Things we learned from a Game 7 loss

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps Tampa Bay's 4-0 loss to the Capitals in Game 7

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

This one's going to sting for quite some time.

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Judy Genshaft honored as Lightning Community Hero

The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Judy Genshaft as the 52nd Lightning Community Hero this season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Judy Genshaft as the 52nd Lightning Community Hero this season during the first period of Game 7 versus the Washington Capitals. Genshaft, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility, currently under construction in downtown Tampa.

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Bolts excited, prepared for Eastern Conference Final Game 7

This will be the fifth time in franchise history that the Lightning plays a Game 7 with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been in this situation before, Game 7 of a Conference Final with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line.

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Lightning vs. Capitals: Projected lines, storylines, injuries

The Bolts face the Caps in a winner-take-all Game 7

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

A birth in the Stanley Cup Final is on the line as the Lightning host the Capitals in Game 7 at AMALIE Arena on Wednesday night.

Tampa Bay had a chance to wrap up the series on Monday but were shutout 3-0 by the Capitals in Washington in Game 6. 

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How to watch, live stream Lightning vs. Capitals - Game 7

Find out when and how to watch Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on TV and streaming online

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning face elimination for the first time in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs when they host the Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday.

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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Capitals 3, Lightning 0

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 3-0 loss in Game 6

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Afterwards, Lightning players and coaches accurately summed up what was the big difference in the contest. The Capitals, facing elimination, played a desperate game and the Lightning simply didn't match Washington's level.

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Burns: 3 Things we learned from a Game 6 loss

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 3-0 loss in Game 6

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Every Eastern Conference Final the Tampa Bay Lightning have played coming into this season has gone to seven games.

So it should come as no surprise the Lightning will play another Game 7 on Wednesday with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line.

The Washington Capitals played like a team one loss from elimination in Game 6 Monday in front of their home crowd at Capital One Arena. And the Caps responded with arguably their best performance of the Conference Final series, shutting out the Bolts 3-0 in Game 6 and forcing a do-or-die Game 7 for both teams back in Tampa Wednesday.

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Tampa Bay's perfect close-out record put to test tonight

The Bolts are 2-0 so far this postseason in games where they've had a chance to clinch a series

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been unbeatable during their current playoff run when given the opportunity to end a series.

In the First Round against New Jersey, the Lightning won Game 4 on the road to set up a clinching Game 5 at AMALIE Arena and responded with a superlative defensive effort in a 3-1 victory.

In the Second Round versus Boston, the Bolts continued their string of consecutive wins against the Bruins, winning their fourth straight in Game 5 to close out the Bruins, again at home, again by a 3-1 count.

But tonight's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena with a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Final on the line will be the Lightning's most difficult clinching scenario yet.

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Lightning vs. Capitals: Projected lines, storylines, injuries

The Bolts look to close out the Capitals in Game 6

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning return to Washington with a chance to close out the Capitals in Game 6.

After falling behind 2-0 in the series, Tampa Bay has rallied with three straight victories, including a 3-2 win over the Capitals in Game 5 on Saturday.

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