The Washington Capitals got some Florida sun before heading to an arena that they have very recent and fond memories of. The current best team on the planet, the Tampa Bay Lightning were looking to finally enact some revenge on Washington this season after that past playoff battle.
Tyler Johnson opened scoring on the evening and Alex Killorn doubled up that early lead with a strange marker that bounced off of Dmitry Orlov. John Carlson cut the lead in half, but Killorn made that short lived with his second on the night.
Alex Ovechkin restored Capitals hopes with a power play goal in the second. Erik Cernak opened the third with an early insurance goal. Ovi got on the board again in the third. Lightning with two empty netters.
Lightning beat Caps 6-3.
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Next up for the Caps is a date with the Devils at Prudential Center. The Caps beat up on a very banged up Devils team recently and will look to repeat that success on Tuesday.
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