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Who advances to the Stanley Cup Final: Lightning or Capitals?

Two remain in the Eastern Conference with a spot in the Stanley Cup Final on the line. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals will be battling it out for the chance to hoist Lord Stanley's cup and it will be a bloodbath. The Lightning had no trouble dispatching the Boston Bruins with their overwhelming offense. The Capitals exorcized their past demons by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the team's first conference finals since 1998. Who will survive? 🏒

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Tampa Bay has carried its scoring touch over into the playoffs, averaging 3.5 goals per game so far. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are two of the main perpetrators of the Lightning's scoring onslaught, but they have opened things up for their teammates as well. Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn have each scored four goals in the postseason and don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

In between the pipes for Tampa Bay is goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who has played in all 10 games, going 8-2 with a .922 save percentage and 2.2 goals against average. This team had no problem eliminating the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins. The Lightning will end the Washington Capitals' dream run.

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It finally happened. The Washington Capitals toppled the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. It's been 20 years in the making, but getting this monkey off the team's back is exactly the push the Capitals need.

Washington has a little more tread on its tires, but the Caps are battle-tested and ready to overcome any challenge. The team is 3-1 in overtime games this postseason and this roster finally believes it has a chance to win close games. Led by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Nicklas Backstrom, the Capitals can withstand any barrage the Lightning can come up with. This is Washington's year. Tampa Bay doesn't stand a chance.

FINAL RESULTS
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Who advances to the Stanley Cup Final: Lightning or Capitals?
#GoBolts
A festive crown for the winner
#ALLCAPS