Tampa Bay vs Washington Recap - Capitals Win 6-5
Braden Holtby made 35 stops Saturday to lead the Capitals over the Lightning 6-5 at Verizon Center.
The Capitals were a -150 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.
Jason Chimera, Eric Fehr, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer, and Jack Hillen each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Brouwer opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 13:45 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mike Ribeiro and Alex Ovechkin.
Braden Holtby turned in a 35-save effort for the Capitals.
Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis (2), Richard Panik (2), and Teddy Purcell in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ben Bishop stopped 17 of 20 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 2-for-5, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 40-38.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Maple Leafs. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Buffalo.