NHL Game 3: What to Watch For

The NHL playoffs are in Full Swing and Game 3 between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators is tonight. Here’s what to watch for.

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Puck drop: The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the United States and CBC in Canada.

Puck drop: The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the United States and CBC in Canada.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon, which evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1. The Lightning were led by two goals from Tyler Johnson who now has four goals and six points in eight Playoff Games this year.

Ondrej Palat added a goal and an assist for the Lightning, while Ben Bishop made 16 saves to pick up the win in goal. Tampa Bay’s Power play also finally got going in Game 2, scoring once on three opportunities.

The Montreal Canadiens meanwhile, will be looking to regain the series lead with a win on home ice in Game 3 on Monday Night The Canadiens were held to just one goal in Game 2 after putting up six goals in their series-opening victory on Thursday night

Carey Price will once again be key for the Canadiens as they look to rebound from their first loss of the postseason. He stopped 24 of 27 shots in Game 2, but will need to be better if Montreal wants to take back control of this series.

The story so far: The Tampa Bay Lightning took a 2-0 series lead with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 on Saturday night.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead when they take on the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday Night

The Lightning have been the better team in the first two games of the series, outshooting the Stars by a wide margin and winning both games by a score of 4-2. However, the Stars have been competitive in both games and will be looking to get back into the series with a win on home ice in Game 3.

Here are some things to watch for in Game 3:

Can the Stars generate more offense?
The Stars have been outshot 61-37 in the first two games of the series and have struggled to generate offense against Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Dallas will need to find a way to get more shots on goal and create more scoring chances if they want to get back into the series.

Can Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman stay hot?
Hedman has been one of the best players in the playoffs so far, leading all defenseman in scoring with 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 19 games. He has also been dominating defensively, logging over 27 minutes of ice time per game while matching up against the opposition’s top forwards. Hedman will need to continue his strong play if the Lightning want to close out the series.

Can Ben Bishop keep up his strong play?
Bishop has been solid in goal for the Stars, posting a .932 save percentage in his first 19 playoff games. He will need to continue his strong play if Dallas wants any chance of coming back in this series.

Tampa Bay’s top line: The Lightning’s top line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov has been on fire in this series.

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s top line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov has been on fire in this series. The trio has combined for nine points (three goals, six assists) in the first two games, with Johnson leading the way with five points (one goal, four assists).

The line has been dominant at both ends of the ice, and they will be a big key to victory in Game 3. If they can keep up their offensive production and apply pressure on the defensive end, the Lightning will be tough to beat.

Montreal’s offense: The Canadiens have been relying heavily on their top line of Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher.

In the first two games of the series, those three forwards have combined for 12 points (five goals, seven assists). They have been matched up against the Lightning’s top defense pairing of Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman for most of the series, and they have had their way with them. If Montreal is going to win this game, it will need its top line to continue to produce.

Tampa Bay’s power play The Lightning have had trouble generating offense at even strength, so they will need to take advantage of their opportunities with the man advantage. In the first two games of the series, Tampa Bay has gone 2-for-9 on the power play The Lightning will likely need to score at least one power-play goal if they want to win Game 3.

Montreal’s goaltending: Carey Price has been solid in this series, but he has not been spectacular. He has a .917 save percentage in the first two games. Price will need to be better if the Canadiens want to win Game 3.

Goaltending: Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop has been solid in the series, while Montreal’s Carey Price has struggled at times.

The Lightning will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on Tuesday night when they host the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tampa Bay has had the better of play for most of the series, but it has been the goaltending of Ben Bishop that has been the difference. Bishop has stopped 97 of the 101 shots he’s faced in the series, including all 29 he faced in Sunday’s 2-1 victory in Game 2.

Carey Price, on the other hand, has struggled at times. He gave up a bad goal to Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson in Game 1 and was beaten cleanly on Ondrej Palat’s winning goal in Game 2. Price has made some big saves in the series, but he will need to be better if the Canadiens are going to get back into it.

special teams Both teams have been struggling on the power play in the series.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have scoring chances but have not been able to capitalize. On the other hand, the Dallas Stars have done a good job of containing the Lightning’s offense. In Game 3, special teams could play a big role in deciding the winner.

Both teams have been struggling on the power play in the series. The Lightning are 0 for 8 with the man advantage, while the Stars are 1 for 7. If either team can get its power play going, it could be a big difference maker.

Another area to watch is how each team responds after goals. The Lightning have been very good at bouncing back after allowing a goal, while the Stars have tended to let their opponents take control of the game after scoring.

Whether it’s because of special teams or simply better execution, someone is going to break through and take a commanding lead in this series.

Intangibles: The Lightning re Playing with a lot of confidence, while the Canadiens are trying to avoid falling into a hole.

The Montreal Canadiens are trying to avoid falling into a hole as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their NHL Playoff series.

The Lightning are playing with a lot of confidence after winning the first two games of the series, while the Canadiens are looking to regain some momentum.

The key for the Lightning will be to keep up their high level of play, while the Canadiens need to find a way to slow down the Tampa Bay offence.

Both teams will also be looking to take advantage of any mistakes the other team makes.

It should be an exciting game, and one that could have a big impact on the rest of the series.

What to watch for: Can the Lightning continue their domination of the series? Or will the Canadiens find a way to get back in it?

In Game 3 of the NHL playoffs the Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Montreal Canadiens. The Lightning have been dominant in the series so far, winning the first two games by a combined score of 9-3. However, the Canadiens are a resilient team and will be looking to get back into the series with a win in Game 3.

Here are some things to watch for in Game 3:
-Can the Lightning continue their domination?
-Will the Canadiens be able to mount a comeback?
-Who will step up for each team?

Game 3 is sure to be an exciting one, so be sure to tune in!

Prediction: The Lightning will win Game 3 and take a 3-0 series lead.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets when the two teams face off in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

The Lightning dominated the first two games of the series, winning 5-1 in Game 1 and 4-0 in Game 2. Tampa Bay has outscored Columbus 9-1 in the series and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has been stellar, posting two shutouts.

Columbus will need to find a way to solve Vasilevskiy if they want to avoid falling behind 3-0 in the series. The Blue Jackets were able to generate some offense in Game 2, but they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. If they can convert on a few of their chances, they might be able to steal a game from the Lightning.

Prediction: The Lightning will win Game 3 and take a 3-0 series lead.

10)Bonus: How to watch the game if you’re not in the United States or Canada.

If you find yourself outside of North America on game day and can’t watch the game live, there are still options available for you to follow along.

NHL.tv offers single games throughout the playoffs for $4.99 USD, and also has a Playoff Pass option that gives you access to every out-of-market game for $139.99 USD. You can also follow along on the NHL app or with a number of sports channels that will be broadcasting the game internationally, including in the United Kingdom (Sky Sports), Russia (Match TV) and Central Europe (ESPN).

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