Washington 6, Tampa Bay 3

Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 8-5-2-0 4-1-1-0 4-4-1-0 L1
Washington 12-4-0-0 8-1-0-0 4-3-0-0 W6


Alexander Semin scored three third-period goals and added a pair of assists to lead the Washington Capitals to their sixth consecutive victory with a 6-3 decision over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

Semin now has 12 goals on the season and three more than Alex Ovechkin, who also scored and had two assists in a four-goal third period for Washington.

Nicklas Backstrom chipped in with four assists to cap a great performance from Washington’s top three forwards.

Veteran Mike Knuble and defenseman Tom Poti also scored for the Capitals, who saw Michal Neuvirth turned aside 38 shots as he won his NHL-best 10th game of the campaign.

Steven Stamkos scored his 14th goal of the season for the Lightning and assisted on Ryan Malone’s marker early in the third to tie the game at 2-2 before Semin broke out with his hat trick.

Teddy Purcell opened the scoring at 9:27 of the first period with second of the season.

Dan Ellis made 20 saves for Tampa Bay.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Washington
Steven Stamkos 2 Points Alexander Semin 5
Steven Stamkos 1 Goals Alexander Semin 3
Martin St. Louis 2 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 4
Ryan Malone 1 Power Play Goals Alexander Semin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dan Ellis .800 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .927
Dan Ellis 20 Saves Michal Neuvirth 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 41 3 1-4 0-1 7 31
Washington 26 6 1-1 3-4 13 40

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Capitals have a W/L % of .818 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Lightning have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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