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Recap - Lightning Defeat Washington 4-2

Tampa Bay got a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos as the Lightning skated to a 4-2 victory over Washington on Monday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +136 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos (2), Teddy Purcell, and Victor Hedman in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring at 17:20 of the second period.

Dwayne Roloson turned in a 31-save effort for the Lightning.

Jason Chimera and Alexander Semin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.

Washington got a 23-stop effort from Michal Neuvirth in the loss.

Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 4 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 33-27.

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