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Recap - Lightning Defeat Washington 4-3

Tampa Bay skated to a 4-3 victory over Washington on Tuesday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay was favored by -127 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis, Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring at 18:50 of the first period.

Mathieu Garon turned in a 26-save effort for the Lightning.

Troy Brouwer, Matt Hendricks, and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Washington got a 27-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-1, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 31-29.

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