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Post Game Notes and Audio: WSH vs. TB, Game 6, 5/21/18

May 22, 2018

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 6

Postgame Notes and Audio

Capital One Arena | May 21, 2018







Tampa Bay Lightning





Washington Capitals





The series is tied 3-3

Game Summary | Event Summary | @CapitalsPR |


Team Schedule

·         The Capitals will be off on Tuesday. Media availability with select players and coach Barry Trotz will take place at the team hotel.


Player Notes

·         T.J. Oshie scored two goals and now has seven goals in the playoffs. In addition, Oshie extended his point streak to four games (2g, 3a).

·         Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the playoffs. The shutout marked Holtby’s fifth of the postseason, one shy of the franchise record (Olie Kolzig: 6).

·         Devante Smith-Pelly recorded his fourth goal of the postseason. Smith-Pelly is one goal shy of his personal high in the playoffs with five set in 2014 with Montreal.

·         Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded an assist and extended his point streak to nine games (6g, 8a), which ties Nicklas Backstrom (2009) for the longest consecutive point streak in the playoffs in franchise history.

·         Nicklas Backstrom recorded two assists, giving him 12 during the playoffs.  

·         Chandler Stephenson recorded his fifth assist of the playoffs.

·         Jay Beagle recorded an assist and led the team with 13 face-off wins on 16 draws (81 percent).

·         Dmitry Orlov led the team with three blocked shots.

·         Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik each led the team with six hits.


Team Notes

·         The Capitals registered a series-high 39 hits, their fourth-most in the postseason.

·         The Capitals registered 34 shots on goal, their eighth-consecutive game with at least 30 shots.

·         The Capitals have scored the game’s first goal in 13 of their 18 playoff games.

·         The Capitals recorded a power play goal and have scored on the power play in 13 of their 18 games.

·         Tonight’s attendance was 18,506, the Capitals 413 th consecutive sellout at Capital One Arena.



Capitals Postgame Audio

Braden Holtby & T.J. Oshie

Brooks Orpik

Devante Smith-Pelly

Chandler Stephenson

Barry Trotz


Tampa Bay Lightning Postgame Audio

Ryan Callahan

Ryan McDonagh

Steven Stamkos

Jon Cooper