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Tampa Bay Times - - Morning Briefing -

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.

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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).

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