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AUDIO: Highlights of Capitals-Lightning Game 2 East Final

The Capitals and Lightning meet in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Sunday in Tampa. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Washington Capitals have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning with a convincing 6-2 win in Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Final.

Hear the highlights below John Walton and Ken Sabourin on the call on the Capitals Radio Network. Follow the Capitals Radio Network on Twitter @CapitalsRadio

UPDATE VII: The Capitals are two wins away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

UPDATE VI: Make it five unanswered goals for the Capitals as Brett Connolly gives Washington a 6-2 lead with 7:03 remaining in the third period. The rout is on in central Florida.

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.

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).

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).

 

UPDATE I: The Capitals didn’t waste any time jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in Game 2 with Tom Wilson redirecting a Matt Niskanen point shot just 28 seconds into the first period.

Wilson’s third goal of the postseason marked the 11th time in 14 games the Capitals have opened the scoring.

 



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