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Sam Hitchcock
Joined: 10.13.2017

Wednesday @ 3:19 PM ET
YuenglingJagr
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: YOUTHS
Joined: 10.05.2015

Wednesday @ 3:36 PM ET
loot lake
damo_waterloo
Tampa Bay Lightning
Joined: 02.26.2018

Wednesday @ 3:49 PM ET
hoping for same results tomorrow. Series would get very interesting
IonSabres
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bradenton (Sarasota), FL
Joined: 03.10.2013

Wednesday @ 3:53 PM ET
Good read Sam.
Watching Ovi unload shot after booming shot on the PP and having the Bolts D trying to block does cause me to have concern for higher risk of injury to one of their key Dmen. Hoping I’m wrong, but man 3 more games of that cannot be too much fun.

Go Bolts!
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Wednesday @ 4:18 PM ET
Obviously just a lucky win.
tpd11
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: FL
Joined: 05.22.2008

Wednesday @ 4:19 PM ET
Ovi is going to get his chances but they seemed to back off on Kuznetsov instead of stepping up on him closing the gap and slowing him down. You have to take his time and space away better than watching him circle around,in their D zone. Love the game Cally and their line is bringing they don’t show a lot on the score sheet but they play with heart and work their butts off. Take game 4 and we have a new series.
Cloud
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: it's the second good move PC has made as Oilers GM-JT, SK
Joined: 06.20.2012

Wednesday @ 4:21 PM ET
So apparently we signed Kunitz to shut down Ovie..
tpd11
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: FL
Joined: 05.22.2008

Wednesday @ 5:03 PM ET
So apparently we signed Kunitz to shut down Ovie..
- Cloud

9 SOG a shutdown? But they do make them pay for it. I doubt we will get that matchup next game .
Cloud
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: it's the second good move PC has made as Oilers GM-JT, SK
Joined: 06.20.2012

Wednesday @ 5:40 PM ET
9 SOG a shutdown? But they do make them pay for it. I doubt we will get that matchup next game .
- tpd11


Sarcasm. Dot understand why they get matched up with them so much.
tpd11
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: FL
Joined: 05.22.2008

Wednesday @ 6:05 PM ET
Sarcasm. Dot understand why they get matched up with them so much.
- Cloud

Got that. They are paying for their shots that’s for sure.
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Thursday @ 8:14 AM ET
Trotz is getting the match-ups he wants due to last change and Cooper has, in this series, been less about the immediate matchup. Not sure how I feel about that, tbh.


But hey, I'm not an NHL coach.
RileyB77
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Canada
Joined: 03.10.2013

Thursday @ 12:51 PM ET
pretty sure the 4th line has been matched up against Ovi's line every time they've played this year , including the regular season.
RileyB77
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Canada
Joined: 03.10.2013

Thursday @ 12:52 PM ET
9 SOG a shutdown? But they do make them pay for it. I doubt we will get that matchup next game .
- tpd11


yes. they are going to get their chances, there is no doubt about it. kuznetsov had about 13-16 shots too. if 2 players are accounting for most of washingtons shots ill take that. it means the other lines are being pretty ineffective.

not to mention 9 SOG and 0 points is a shut down so ill take that every game with Ovi
LightningMcKing
Tampa Bay Lightning
Joined: 02.02.2017

Thursday @ 1:28 PM ET
I'm confidently worried

In game 3 the bolts came out hitting every capital in sight to start the game. In my opinion, the physicality softened up some (notice I didn't say all) of the caps lineup to the point where the bolts had an easier time pushing those soften player around. The Caps who didn't back down, took bad penalties. This all contributed to the bolts win. These problems are an easy fix. Adjustments to prevent a repeat of game 3 will be made by the caps. Bolts still need to bring the same physicality, but it wont produce the same results.

The bolts penalty kill was atrocious in game 3. Thank you Vasi. Need to tighten that up

Keep playing fast! Keep shooting! Tighten up on defense (especially that backcheck).

My prediction: This will be the hardest fought game of the series. Tight contest. Maybe OT. And for a bold prediction: this will be the cleanest game of the series. Both teams have PK units that are struggling. The coaches are probably preaching STAY OUT OF THE BOX!

Should be a good, heart pounding game.
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Thursday @ 8:28 PM ET
Great response with that even strength goal. Don't give the Caps a chance to set up their neutral zone trap.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island
Joined: 02.12.2011

Thursday @ 8:33 PM ET
Go Bolts!
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Thursday @ 8:54 PM ET
(frank), stop taking penalties
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Thursday @ 9:28 PM ET
Jeez, just get the puck to the net. I thought they learned their lessen trying to be cute with it the first two games. At this rate the Caps are going to run away with this one ...
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island
Joined: 02.12.2011

Thursday @ 10:32 PM ET
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Thursday @ 10:33 PM ET
WOOOO, KILLORN!
tpd11
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: FL
Joined: 05.22.2008

Thursday @ 11:23 PM ET
Vasy steals another one. Now win at home
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Thursday @ 11:59 PM ET
Vasy steals another one. Now win at home
- tpd11



Can't wait to get back to Amalie on Saturday, get that lead in the series.