Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) watches as left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates while holding the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.

Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky, center, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Dmitry Orlov, left, and Lars Eller during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday at Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night.

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat gets hit by the Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals on Monday in Washington. The Capitals won, 3-0, to force a Game 7 on Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7

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Vegas' Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault celebrate after beating the Jets on Sunday, 2-1, to win Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Finals and the series Sunday in Winnipeg. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

The Vegas Golden Knights mob goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) after defeating the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday to win the NHL Western Conference Finals at Winnipeg. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Vital decides to return to UConn for junior season

UConn guard Christian Vital, who was exploring his NBA draft chances without using an agent, announced Monday he will return to the Huskies for his junior season and play for new head coach Dan Hurley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn backcourt veteran Christian Vital has decided to return for his junior season.

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Maryland players cut the net to celebrate their 9-6 win over Ohio State in the Division I men's lacrosse final on May 29, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. Maryland is the top seed in this year's tournament, which starts its first round on Saturday. (Elise Amendola/AP Photo)

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Sun down Sparks 102-94

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Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, who has played left-handed in her previous WNBA seasons, has switched back to her natural right this spring for Connecticut, which hosts the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun Alyssa Thomas struggled shooting the past two seasons due to shouler injuries. She's switched this season to shooting with her right hand — her dominant one — and felt more comfortable.

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Auto Racing

9 a.m., ESPNews — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice from Monte Carlo.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 practice from Concord, N.C.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 practice from Concord, N.C.

6 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 final practice from Concord, N.C.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Coca-Cola 600 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

9 p.m., FS1 — ARCA General Tire 150 from Concord, N.C.

Baseball

12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays. 

7 p.m., YES — NCAA: Miami vs. Clemson in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Durham, N.C.

8 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Fort Worth Invitational from Texas.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Volvik Championship from Ann Arbor, Mich. (taped today)

Lacrosse

5 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: Waterford at East Lyme in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: Stonington at East Lyme in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final. (time approximate)

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas A&M at Florida in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Arizona at UCLA in Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Kentucky at Oregon in Super Regional.

Tennis

7:15 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Geneva Open.