The Washington Capitals are facing their first potential elimination game of the 2018 postseason and they came out in… ALL CAPS.
The Capitals out-hit the Lightning 16-9 in a physical first period.
“We’re on our toes. That’s what you want in this game,” Caps head coach Barry Trotz told Pierre McGuire. “Our backs are against the wall. We’re not playing safe.”
There were several notable physical exchanges.