Vincent Lecavalier's second goal of the game came at 6:19 of overtime, to lift Tampa Bay over Washington, 3-2, in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal.
Randy Jones took advantage of a slow Capitals shift change, flipping a pass from deep inside his own zone up to Teddy Purcell at the Washington blue line. Purcell was free to down the left wing, then feed to Lecavalier in front for a shot that was chipped over Michal Neuvirth for the winner.
What can you say about Vincent Lecavalier that hasn't already been said? Maybe his first time around, he wasn't ready to be captain. But now, he's as much a captain of this team as his idol Steve Yzerman was of his.
Meanwhile the Caps are hitting themselves after missing a golden opportunity to get back in this series.
The Caps wasted a valiant come-back on a night when the Lightning were missing two regulars, Pavel Kubina and Simon Gagne. Alex Ovechkin tied the game at two with 1:08 left in the third period, sending the Verizon Center faithful into a frenzy. It wasn't enough though, and the Caps now have to find a way to win four of the next five games to extend their season.