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Tonight: Lightning at Capitals

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 15, 2003

WHEN/WHERE: 7; MCI Center, Washington.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE LOWDOWN: This is Game 3 of the best-of-seven East quarterfinal. The Capitals lead 2-0. ... Washington's special teams have been one of the differences in the series. The Capitals have killed off 8-of-8 short-handed situations, and, entering Monday, had the No. 2 playoff power play at 33.3 percent (3-for-9). ... Capitals D Sergie Gonchar led the playoffs with three assists. ... RW Jaromir Jagr was tied for the lead with three power-play points. ... RW Peter Bondra led with 14 shots. ... G Olaf Kolzig was second with a .958 save percentage. ... The Lightning was the playoffs' fourth-most penalized team with an average 27 minutes. ... Tampa Bay has lost 11 consecutive games at the MCI Center, dating to November 1998.

-- Compiled by Damian Cristodero.

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