Washington earned a 4-3 home win Wednesday night over Florida to improve to 17-4-5 on the season. Tampa Bay had a solid season previous year and is looking to bounce back to that form.
Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 in overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Friday. Washington is 42-20 in its last 62 games versus the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in overtime at home on October 6, notable because the Lightning failed to register a shot in the second period and had just 13 overall, tied for the fourth-fewest in franchise history.
Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs.
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Tampa Bay and Carolina will be meeting for the second time this season. The Hurricanes are 10 in goals against by allowing 2.84 goals per contest.
In their last game, the Hurricanes were unable to get their offensive attack going as they were stonewalled by the Nashville defensive zone play. Holtby started six consecutive games, a peak in the season.
In their last game, the Lightning missed an opportunity to come up with the win against the Capitals.
"I think we need to do a better job just winning games", Lightning forward Alex Killorn told The Tampa Bay Times. In the opening period, the Lightning were outshot 14-7 but took a 1-0 advantage to the dressing room.More news: Nadler Reacts to White House’s Refusal to Participate in Impeachment Hearings
Evgeny Kuznetsov replied for the Capitals 49 seconds later with a power-play goal of his own. Brayden Point opened the scoring with his 100th career goal, a power-play marker with 70 seconds remaining in the first period, and Mikhail Sergachev doubled the lead with technique not often seen from a defenseman.
Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a.915 save percentage.
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