Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 26-19-2-2 18-6-0-1 8-13-2-1 L1
Tampa Bay 22-23-1-3 14-7-0-1 8-16-1-2 W5

Recap


Steven Stamkos knocked in a rebound 2:45 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the visiting Washington Capitals 4-3 on Tuesday for their season-high fifth straight victory.
 
Washington goalie Tomas Vokoun saved Marty St. Louis’ attempt in front, but Stamkos beat everyone to the loose puck for his league-leading 33rd goal.

Mathieu Garon made 26 saves and assisted on Stamkos' goal.
 
St. Louis had a goal in the second period and an assist to extend his point streak to seven games for the Lightning, who improved to 7-4 in extra time.
 
Dominic Moore, playing his 500th career game, set up Nate Thompson at 10:59 of the second for a 3-1 Lightning lead after St. Louis had scored at 1:05.
 
The Capitals crept within 3-2 only 2:08 later when Mathieu Perreault’s pass from behind the goal line went in off Thompson’s stick. Troy Brouwer tied the game 5:53 into third period after a turnover by Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Gilroy in front of his own net.
 
Matt Hendricks earned his first point in 15 games, knocking home a backhand 16:55 into the game for Washington. The Lightning answered 1:55 later when Steve Downie threaded a nifty pass to Teddy Purcell. It was Purcell’s sixth goal in eight games.
 
Washington was without Alex Ovechkin, who was serving the second of a three-game suspension.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Tampa Bay
Troy Brouwer 1 Points Martin St. Louis 2
Troy Brouwer 1 Goals Martin St. Louis 1
Brooks Laich 1 Assists Martin St. Louis 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tomas Vokoun .871 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .897
Tomas Vokoun 27 Saves Mathieu Garon 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 29 3 0-3 1-1 2 21
Tampa Bay 31 4 0-1 3-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Winnipeg . The Lightning have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Capitals have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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