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Capitals v. Lightning Third Period Thread

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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

If the first period lacked anything for you, the second sure fulfilled it. The Lightning scored three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead. Although the Capitals got goals from Carl Hagelin and T.J. Oshie to tie the game, Tampa again took the lead on a goal by Nikita Kucherov to give Tampa a 4-3 lead entering the third.

Of note: Michal Kempny took an awkward fall in the 2nd after a scrum, and has not yet returned. Losing him for any period of time would deeply test the Caps defensive depth, just as it was getting solidified.

The third period upcoming...