NHL Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning (40-17-3)


Thu. 2/15 Sat. 2/17 Tue. 2/20 Thu. 2/22 Sat. 2/24
vs. Det 
W 4-1
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vs. NJ 
L 3-4
Box | Recap
@ Was 
W 4-2
Box | Recap
@ Ott 
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
@ Mon 
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: N. Kucherov78
Plus/Minus: Y. Gourde24
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov218
PIM: V. Hedman36
Win: A. Vasilevskiy35
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 213 (1)
Shots: 1943 (12)
PP%: 24.8% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 519 (17)
Assists: 370 (1)
SH Goals: 8 (5)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 40 17 3 83
Boston 37 13 8 82
Toronto 37 20 5 79
Florida 26 25 6 58
Detroit 24 26 9 57
Montreal 22 29 8 52
Ottawa 21 28 9 51
Buffalo 17 32 11 45
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 159 (24)
Shots Against: 1945 (7)
PK%: 77.8% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 595 (6)
Shutouts: 7 (2)
Sv%: 0.918 (5)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/21 O. Palat Lower-body injury (IR)
12/30 P. Budaj Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8 A. Erne Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
2/6 M. Bournival Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
1/31 E. Pasquale Traded for future considerations
1/29 L. Domingue Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
1/27 L. Domingue Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
1/21 M. Peca Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
1/21 M. Bournival Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
1/16 L. Domingue Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
1/13 L. Domingue Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
1/13 J. Brown Waived
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