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Washington Capitals (34-19-7)


Sat. 2/17 Mon. 2/19 Tue. 2/20 Thu. 2/22 Sat. 2/24
@ Chi 
L 1-7
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@ Buf 
W 3-2
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vs. TB 
L 2-4
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@ Fla 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
vs. Buf 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT

Point scores 2 goals to help Lightning beat Capitals 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) The plan was simple: Score early against a weary opponent and ride the momentum the rest of the way.

The Tampa Bay Lightning carried out the strategy perfectly, turning a big first period into a huge 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night in a showdown between division leaders in the Eastern Conference.

Washington had played in Buffalo one day earlier, and that played significantly into the game-plan of Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin67
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen15
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin251
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby28
Shutouts: P. Grubauer1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 184 (8)
Shots: 1713 (31)
PP%: 21.1% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 600 (7)
Assists: 315 (10)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 34 19 7 75
Pittsburgh 35 22 4 74
Philadelphia 31 19 10 72
New Jersey 31 21 8 70
Columbus 30 25 5 65
Carolina 27 23 10 64
NY Islanders 29 26 6 64
NY Rangers 27 28 5 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 179 (11)
Shots Against: 1948 (6)
PK%: 79.9% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 549 (10)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.908 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/20 T. Chorney Waived
2/19 M. Kempny Traded for 2018 Third-round draft pick
2/10 L. Eller Contract extended Five-year contract extension
2/9 A. Chapie Traded with J.Whitney for J.Albert/H.Labrie
2/9 J. Whitney Traded with A.Chapie for J.Albert/H.Labrie
1/13 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/12 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/28 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/20 N. Walker Claimed off waivers
12/18 J. Vrana Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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