WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Dwayne Roloson #35 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save as Pavel Kubina #13 defends Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Verizon Center on April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is hoping his top-seeded team will be more patient in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After dropping the opener of its Eastern Conference semifinal at home 4-2, Washington hosts Tampa Bay again Sunday. Boudreau says the Capitals made a mistake in Game 1 by abandoning the more defensive stance they adopted this season and reverting to their more go-go, think-about-scoring style of the past.
He says that instead of ``realizing we can win games 2-1, we tried to win it 5-1.'' Washington led Game 1 by a goal before Tampa Bay scored three in a row.
Lightning coach Guy Boucher says he expects the Capitals to be "outstanding" Sunday.