Washington Capitals pull away, beat Tampa Bay Lightning for 2-0 series lead

The Denver Post
Washington Capitals pull away, beat Tampa Bay Lightning for 2-0 series lead
Washington Capitals pull away, beat Tampa Bay Lightning for 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. — The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists. Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist apiece. Devante Smith-Pelly and Brett Connolly also scored for the Caps, who took the first two games of the best-of-seven matchup on the road. Since 1974-75, teams that take a 2-0 lead in the conference final or semifinal have a series record of 39-2 (95.1 percent). Game 3 is Tuesday night in Washington. Braden Point and Steven Stamkos

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