Captain Steven Stamkos took a puck to the side of the face during the morning skate. He left the ice but returned within minutes. … The Capitals got a big boost with the return of C Niklas Backstrom, who had 69 points in the regular season. He had been out since injuring his right hand in Game 5 of the last round against the Penguins. Backstrom didn’t have a point and was minus-1, but he tied for the team high with four shots.
RAISE IT: Steven Stamkos’ power-play goal gives the Lightning a 2-1 lead and sets the team record for playoff power-play goals (11).