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The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight. They’ll take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay.
After their loss to the New York Islanders last night, the Capitals’ chances to make the postseason have fallen to 0.2 percent per MoneyPuck.
The game is on NBC Sports Washington. Puck drop is a little after 7:00 pm.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 30, 2023
Darcy Kuemper is starting both games in the back-to-back.
🚨 1-0 Lightning. Mikhail Sergachev makes it 1-0 with a long shot from the point on the power play. The Lightning have 9 of the first 10 shots in the game – ten minutes into the first.
🚨 2-0 Lightning. Kuemper beaten by another point shot at the buzzer. Steven Stamkos with a great shot off a faceoff win the Capitals zone.
The Lightning outshot the Capitals 13-8 and out-attempted them 17-12 at 5v5 in the first period. The Lightning lead in expected goals 0.68 to 0.31.
🚨 2-1 Lightning. Craig Smith gets the Capitals on the board on a wraparound.
The Lightning lead the Capitals in shots 22-18. The Lightning are out-attempting the Capitals 40-28 at 5v5. Tampa is leading in expected goals 2.02 to 1.28.
🚨 3-1 Lightning. Patrick Maroon scores crease-side after an Anthony Cirelli shot leaks past Kuemper.
Tom Wilson scores with the net 3 feet off its moorings, but you can’t do that.
🚨 4-1 Lightning. Patrick Maroon scores again on a rebound crashing the net.
Darcy Kuemper has been lifted with about 2:30 left in the game.
🚨 5-1 Lightning. Erik Cernak scores a shorthanded empty-net goal.
The Capitals lose 5-1. Their goals differential on the season is now 0.
The Lightning outshot the Caps 34-31 and out-attempted them at 5v5, 55-42. The Lightning dominated play, winning in expected goals 3.4 to 1.94.
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