Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3

Friday, January 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 17-22-1-3 11-6-0-1 6-16-1-2 L6
Washington 23-17-0-2 16-5-0-1 7-12-0-1 W2


Troy Brouwer recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 29 shots as the Washington Capitals handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their season-high sixth straight loss with a 4-3 home triumph on Friday.

Captain Alex Ovechkin scored for the eighth time in 11 games and fellow All-Star Dennis Wideman notched a pair of assists for Washington, which has won 11 of its last 13 home meetings with Tampa Bay.

All-Star Steven Stamkos collected his NHL-leading 30th goal to cut Tampa Bay's deficit to 3-2, but Brouwer's empty-net goal with one minute remaining put the game out of reach.

After Ovechkin opened the scoring with wrist shot from the point at 3:52 of the first period, Brouwer doubled the advantage nearly two minutes later with a sharp-angle shot which beat Dwayne Roloson between the pads.

Brouwer then gave the Capitals a 3-0 edge at 5:25 of the second after cleaning up Mike Knuble's rebound and firing the puck into the open net.

Tom Pyatt, who signed a two-year extension on Monday, scored his career-high fourth goal for Tampa Bay, and Roloson finished with 16 saves.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Washington
Vincent Lecavalier 2 Points Troy Brouwer 3
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Troy Brouwer 3
Ryan Malone 2 Assists Brooks Laich 2
Steven Stamkos 1 Power Play Goals Troy Brouwer 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dwayne Roloson .842 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .903
Dwayne Roloson 16 Saves Tomas Vokoun 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 31 3 1-5 2-4 15 36
Washington 20 4 2-4 4-5 17 32

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Carolina. The Capitals have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Lightning have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .346 after a loss.
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