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Capitals vs. Lightning Third Period Thread

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Third period ahead.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Three Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Both teams came out swinging in the second frame like perky pugilists.

Tampa continued to burn Washington for nearly each and every penalty. On the power play, Nikita Kucherov smashed home a one-timer from the right circle to make it 2-0 Lightning.

Just two minutes later, Victor Hedman threw his salt on the wound, pounding home a perfect pass across the high slot to make it 3-0.

Washington answered back, as Brett Connolly one-timed a beauty of his own to bring the Capitals within two, 3-1.

But Tampa thundered You Shall Not Pass, and Brayden Point snuck a fourth net-denter past Braden Holtby to send the Caps to the locker room down 4-1 after two.

Third period ahead...