Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: How important were Lightning’s line changes?

Lightning center J.T. Miller (10) reacts after a goal by Steven Stamkos during the first period of Game 3. [Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys]
Lightning center J.T. Miller (10) reacts after a goal by Steven Stamkos during the first period of Game 3. [Washington Post photo by Toni L. Sandys]
Published May 17
Updated May 17

Did Jon Cooper's line changes in Game 3 lead the Lightning to victory over the Capitals, or did the team just play better? Rick Stroud breaks down the Eastern Conference final heading into tonight's Game 4.

Plus, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith says the defense has to be "a hell of a lot better," and defensive line coach Brentson Buckner tells Gerald McCoy he doesn't need to be Superman.

Also, the Rays sweep the Royals for the first time in Kansas City since 2009.

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