Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3

Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 5-8-1-0 3-4-0-0 2-4-1-0 W3
Tampa Bay 6-6-0-1 5-2-0-1 1-4-0-0 L6


Capitals 4, Lightning 3: Eric Fehr scored two goals, Mathieu Perreault recorded his first career three-assist performance and visiting Washington held off a late rally to extend Tampa Bay’s winless streak to six.

Fehr registered his second of the night on a rocket from the top of the right faceoff circle 2:22 into the third period and Jay Beagle added his first of the season on a rebound 5:07 later for a 4-1 lead. Troy Brouwer also had a goal and Braden Holtby made 27 saves as the Capitals won their third straight.

Nate Thompson scored on a breakaway with 3:13 left to pull the Lightning within 4-3. Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell also scored for Tampa Bay while Mathieu Garon made 35 saves in losing his third straight.

Brouwer gave Washington the lead 2:40 into the game on the power play with a one-timer from the slot after a nifty pass from Perreault. St. Louis tied it less than six minutes later, stuffing in a rebound at the right post for his first goal in 11 games.

The Capitals took a 2-1 lead 5:09 into the second period, when Joel Ward beat Lightning defenseman Matt Carle to the puck behind the net and sent it in front, where it caromed off Perreault to Fehr for a tap-in. Holtby stopped all 12 shots in the second, including one by Steven Stamkos from point-blank range midway through the session.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington converted its only power-play chance, improving to 8-for-15 with the man advantage over the last six games. … The Lightning acquired Cedrick Desjardins from Montreal for Dustin Tokarski in an exchange of minor-league goalies and sent RW Pierre-Cedric Labrie and D Brendan Mikkelson to Syracuse of the American Hockey League for conditioning stints.  … Capitals D John Carlson had an assist in his 200th NHL game.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Tampa Bay
Mathieu Perreault 3 Points Martin St. Louis 2
Eric Fehr 2 Goals Martin St. Louis 1
Mathieu Perreault 3 Assists Martin St. Louis 1
Troy Brouwer 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Braden Holtby .900 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .897
Braden Holtby 27 Saves Mathieu Garon 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 39 4 1-1 2-2 6 36
Tampa Bay 30 3 0-2 0-1 4 29

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Lightning have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Capitals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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