The Caps traveled to Tampa Bay on their annual dad’s and mentor’s trip to take on a familiar foe in the Lightning. Two of the only fifteen Russian netminders in NHL history were also due to do battle.
Nicklas Backstrom got a gift from a Lightning defenseman and potted it to kick things off. Brayden Point tied it up on a power play in the second. Lars Eller kicked the third off with a bang and Garnet Hathaway followed his lead not long after. Jan Rutta brought the Lightning back into the fray before a TJ Oshie wraparound goal.
Tom Wilson empty netter.
Caps beat Lightning 5-2!
many if u are wondering how ive gotten so big
i work out pic.twitter.com/gZLNs6KTkP
— Captain (@CapsPup) December 13, 2019
The boys are feeeelin it 🕺 pic.twitter.com/b70rBkty2h
— Washington ☃️ Capitals (@Capitals) December 14, 2019
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 15, 2019
Next the Caps head to Columbus to hopefully payback the Blue Jackets for that ugly loss on RMNB’s tenth birthday.
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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