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Capitals Fall 2-1 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

The Lightning earned a 2-1 victory over the Capitals on Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Tom Pyatt and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Pyatt opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 2:10 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Teddy Purcell.

Mathieu Garon stopped 23 of 24 Washington shots in the victory.

Brooks Laich scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Washington got a 21-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.

Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 24-23.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Anaheim looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Carolina.