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2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 7 — Start time, TV schedule, and open thread

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The Vegas Golden Knights will know their Stanley Cup Final adversary after tonight’s game. Which team will emerge from the East?

Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Five Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Series tied 3-3

How to watch

Puck Drop: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN
Online: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv

The Capitals desperately needed a win in Game Six, and their play matched that situation, being in control of the contest for the entire night. It was their first win at home in the series, and it came at a critical time.

It sets up a one-game showdown for the Eastern Conference championship, with the two division winners deciding which club gets to the final round. That ultimate series won’t begin until Monday, so there will be plenty of time for the winner to get in some rest before taking on the relentless Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup.