Stanley Cup Playoffs, day nineteen: Capitals and Red Wings look to even up their series

The two teams that I predicted to play in the Stanley Cup final, the Washington Capitals and the Detroit Red Wings, both look to avoid falling into 2-0 holes as they play game two of their respective series. Today's Silver Seven Game of the Night, (brought to you by Booster Juice, the official smoothie supplier of Silver Seven Sens, it's true Peter!) features the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the Washington Capitals. The Capitals dominated for long stretches of the first half of Game 1, but couldn't put the Lightning away. The Lightning then capitalised on their chances and stole Game 1. A similar result today could be catastrophic to the Capitals, who have yet to advance past round two since the lockout.

In the day's early game, the Detroit Red Wings visit the San Jose Sharks at noon local time! The Red Wings led 1-0 for most of the game until the Sharks equalised midway through the third period and then won in overtime. Last year, the two clubs met in the same round, and the Sharks won both games in San Jose and went on to win the series in five games.

Today's schedule

3) Detroit Red Wings at 2) San Jose Sharks (3:00 p.m. on TSN, Sharks lead 1-0)

5) Tampa Bay Lightning at 1) Washington Capitals (7:00 p.m. on CBC, Lightning lead 1-0)

My predictions: Washington and Detroit win.

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