UPDATE V: Alex Ovechkin has given the Capitals a 5-2 lead after finishing off a 2-on-1 rush with Evgeny Kuznetsov. Ovechkin is now up to 10 goals in the playoffs. The Capitals are now outscoring the Lightning 6-1 in the series at even-strength.
AUDIO - ALEX OVECHKIN GIVES CAPITALS 5-2 LEAD EARLY IN 3RD PERIOD
UPDATE IV: The Capitals took a 4-2 lead at 19:57 of the second period with Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring on the power play. Washington has now scored at least one power-play goal in 12 of their 14 games this postseason. Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller assisted on the Kuznetsov power-play tally.
UPDATE III: Eller gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead with 1:02 remaining in the second period, scoring for the second time in as many games in the Eastern Conference Final. Eller now has five goals in the playoffs, tied with T.J. Oshie for the second most on the team (Ovechkin; 9).
AUDIO - LARS ELLER GIVES CAPITALS 3-2 LEAD LATE IN 2ND PERIOD
UPDATE II: Devante Smith-Pelly finished off a 2-on-1 feed from Alex Chiasson to tie the score 2-2. The Lightning had taken a 2-1 lead with a pair of power-play goals in the first period. John Carlson picked up a secondary assist on the Smith-Pelly goal, as Carlson establishes a new franchise record for most points by a defenseman in a single postseason (13 points).
AUDIO - DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY TIES THE SCORE 2-2 EARLY IN 2ND PERIOD