Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lighting Odds

May 3, 2011 | by Bryan | posted in Uncategorized

The last two games ended in 4-2 and 3-2. Tampa won both so now they go back to Tampa Bay. The Boston Bruins did it in the first round and came back from 2-0 home losses. Tampa Bay is riding high, and boy do they have some skill on that team. Washington is no slouch but they are going on the road. Even with the game tying goal by Ovechkin late in the third, the momentum is still with Tampa. Roloson is playing as though he only has this chance left before his career is over. He’s posting a 1.90 GAA.

We want our captain to be inspiring because he’s blocking shots, because he’s winning faceoffs, because he’s backchecking, because he’s finishing his checks. It’s very rare when these star players buy into that because obviously they’ve been told their entire life that it’s all about scoring goals and making points. We put a lot of emphasis on little details that make a player a complete player. There’s a difference between a star and a winner. I rather he scores 30 goals and inspires this team than scoring 50.” — Lightning coach Guy Boucher on captain Vincent Lecavalier

I think Tampa is going to be even more pumped. I’ll take TB at +1.5 (+260).

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