At long last, there is another game seven to determine who will face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals. This series is between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both teams split the first six games of the series and now both teams have a winner-take-all situation in front of them. Expect this game to be extremely competitive as both teams will lay it all on the line with the hopes of potentially winning a championship.
Washington’s postseason success is due to its elite scoring depth which consists of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov. During the regular season, Ovechkin led the team in points with 87 and had an astonishing 49 goals in 82 games. During the playoffs, Ovechkin has continued to score regularly and has 11 goals in just 18 playoff games. Backstrom missed part of the playoffs due to injuries but has managed to average over one point per game in 14 playoff games. Kuznetsov has been phenomenal this postseason and leads the team in points with 23. If the Capitals plan on winning this game, all three of them will need to be at their best.
The Lightning’s success has been due to its star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. During this past offseason, the organization decided to part with longtime goalie Ben Bishop with the hopes of Vasilevskiy developing into an elite goalie. This season, Vasilevskiy proved that the team made the right decision as he went 44-17-3 with a 2.62 goals against average. His elite level of play has also carried over into the playoffs. In 16 starts, Vasilevskiy is 11-5 with a 2.55 goals against average. Now, he will look to shut down this potent Washington offense again on Wednesday night.
As for my prediction, I have to side with the Lightning. The Capitals are notoriously known for choking in big games and this might be the biggest game in franchise history. The Lightning are the better all-around team in my opinion and I expect it to show in this game seven.
Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
How to Watch Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the NBC Sports app.
You can download the NBC Sports App on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The NBC Sports app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Android TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One.
How To Live Stream Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the football game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with NBC along with many other sports channels.