How to watch Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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How to watch Capitals vs. Lightning originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Coming off a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night, the Washington Capitals return to the ice on Wednesday to face a familiar foe -- but an opponent they haven't played in five months.

Washington is set to host the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, the third and final matchup between the two teams this season. The Capitals last took the ice against Tampa Bay on Nov. 1, a 3-2 Lightning victory. Tampa Bay also won the first meeting between the two clubs in overtime on Oct. 16.

Here’s everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals vs. Lightning will be broadcast on TNT

Live Stream: You can stream Capitals vs. Lightning on the WatchTNT app

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING TV SCHEDULE

7:30 PM: Capitals vs. Lightning (LIVE)

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's J.J. Regan:

An NHL game is 60 minutes long, but it took just two minutes for the Minnesota Wild to take control of Sunday's game against the Capitals. For 58 minutes, it felt like the outcome was already decided as Washington once again came out flat in what is quickly becoming a troubling trend...Read more.

From NBC Sports Washington's Andrew Gillis:

It was fitting of the Capitals' night that faced with a three-goal deficit entering the third period, it took just 30 seconds into the frame for the Wild to make it four.The Capitals, on paper, had the better share of the shots and quality scoring chances. Those numbers didn’t fool anyone, as a 5-1 loss to the Wild at Capital One Arena was the second-straight game in which they struggled to produce quality scoring chances while the outcome was still in doubt...Read more.

CAPITALS VS. LIGHTNING PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov, C (66 games, 22 goals, 44 assists): Evgeny Kuznetsov has the second-most points of any Capitals player this season -- trailing just Alex Ovechkin -- and is tied with John Carlson for the Capitals' team-lead in assists. Yet, Kuzntesov has registered just one point in two games against Tampa Bay this year. Look for him to be involved often as the Capitals try to salvage one victory against the Lightning this season.

Lightning: Steven Stamkos, C (67 game, 32 goals, 44 assists): Steven Stamkos has been bitten hard by the injury bug in recent seasons, but he's remained healthy for the Lightning this season and returned to his elite form, leading Tampa Bay in goals and points. The Capitals will have to slow him down in order to leave Capital One Arena victorious on Wednesday.