Tampa Bay 6, Washington 3

Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 L1
Tampa Bay 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W1


Lightning 6, Capitals 3: Martin St. Louis scored his second power-play goal 4:57 into the third period to snap a tie and defenseman Eric Brewer recorded two goals as Tampa Bay pulled away from visiting Washington.

Cory Conacher, who assisted on St. Louis’ second-period tally, ripped home a Teddy Purcell pass on a two-on-one for a 5-3 advantage with 6:36 remaining for his first goal in his NHL debut. Brewer added his second goal with 3:18 left to seal it.

Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist, Purcell contributed three assists and Steven Stamkos added a pair of helpers for Tampa Bay, which outshot the Capitals 26-13 in the final two periods. Goaltender Anders Lindback made 27 saves in his Lightning debut.

Joel Ward scored a power-play goal in the first period and knocked in a rebound 1:59 into the second to knot the game twice. Wojtek Wolski, who also had an assist, tied the game at 3-all with 1:45 left in the second after a Lightning turnover.

St. Louis also had an assist and his go-ahead goal came on a 5-on-3 power play, taking a pass from Stamkos and hammering a shot past Washington goalie Braden Holtby glove side. Holtby finished with 28 saves.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lecavalier played in his 999th career game. … Defenseman Tom Poti played his first NHL game since Jan. 12, 2011, due to a broken pelvis and groin injuries. He assisted on Washington’s first goal. … Tampa Bay was 3-for-7 on the power play and killed three of Washington’s four chances.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Tampa Bay
Joel Ward 2 Points Martin St. Louis 3
Joel Ward 2 Goals Martin St. Louis 2
Mike Ribeiro 2 Assists Teddy Purcell 3
Joel Ward 1 Power Play Goals Martin St. Louis 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .824 Save Percentage Anders Lindback .900
Braden Holtby 28 Saves Anders Lindback 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 30 3 1-4 4-7 16 34
Tampa Bay 34 6 3-7 3-4 10 40

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Lightning have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Capitals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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