The Caps are almost ready for Christmas, but first they’ve got a homer against the Bolts. Though tired, the Caps should have a full lineup for the 7 PM game.
The holiday is approaching, but the Washington Capitals still have a lot of work to do before break. On Saturday night the Caps will host the underperforming-but-still-dangerous Tampa Bay Lightning. The Caps will play tired, whereas the Lightning had Friday off. This will be a challenge.
Game’s at 7 PM, and Chris Cerullo has your recap.
The Washington Capitals traveled to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning with their dads and mentors in tow. They took some of that transitive dad strength and used it to put down the Bolts 5-2 for yet another road victory.
The Caps out-shot the Lightning 34 to 28, but were out-attempted at five-on-five 41 to 37.
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!
The Caps are in partly cloudy, 72-degree Tampa today for the first game of their mentors’ trip (pictured above), hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are in a weird situation. Last year’s regular-season dominators, the Lightning of 2019-20 are ambling along outside the playoff window at the moment. They will be highly motivated to win this one.
Puck drop’s at 7 PM. Ya boy Chris Cerullo is on the recap.
The Washington Capitals pulled a pretty darn good game out of their bags the day after Thanksgiving, outplaying the Tampa Bay Lightning in a comeback overtime victory 4-3. You love to see that.
The Caps out-shot the Lightning 35 to 30 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 60 to 46.
The Washington Capitals shook off the Thanksgiving hangover and treated us to a delightful afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brayden Point sunk a power-play goal to give Tampa an early lead, which Mikhail Sergachev doubled up in the second period. Evgeny Kuznetsov got the Caps on the board with a powerful drive to the net, but Alex Killorn answered before the second intermission.
Jakub Vrana brought the Caps within one goal four minutes into the third period with a sneaky goal. Then, with an Ovi Shot from the Ovi Spot, Alex Ovechkin tied the game, forcing overtime for the three hundredth time this season. (Okay, the 12th.)
Orlov completed the comeback in OT for a big holiday W.
Caps win 4-3!
It’s the day after Thanksgiving and we are right back into the fray with a Capitals hockey game. This one will feature the Tampa Bay Lightning and lets hope the Caps don’t have a turkey hangover.
Puck drop is at 5PM and Peter will have your recap.
The Tampa Bay Lightning may have signed Kevin Shattenkirk yesterday, but their biggest pick up of the offseason is yellow Labrador puppy, Bolt. They are now the newest team to jump on the puppy bandwagon.
Bolt, who will serve as a team ambassador while becoming big and strong, will be with the Lightning for a year before adventuring to become a service dog. He will definitely work to the top of his paw-tential and fit in great with the squad.
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