Daily Washington Capitals news and notes
The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their season's longest winning streak to five by knocking off the division-leading Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime.
A shorthanded Caps' team eventually fell to Tampa Bay - but not before they erased a two-goal deficit, forced overtime and earned a crucial point in the standings.
The 2012 NHL all-star break is over and that means it's time to make a push, the Bolts take their four game win streak into tonight's contest with Washington.
|- 1, Washington Goal - Matt Hendricks (2), from Brooks Laich at 16:55. 2, Tampa Bay Goal - Teddy Purcell (13), from Steve Downie and Steven Stamkos at 18:50. Penalties - Brett Connolly, Tampa Bay (Too many men/ice - bench), 1:30.|
|- 3, Tampa Bay Goal - Martin St. Louis (13), from Tom Pyatt and Brett Clark at 1:05. 4, Tampa Bay Goal - Nate Thompson (6), from Dominic Moore and J.T. Wyman at 10:59. 5, Washington Goal - Mathieu Perreault (8), unassisted at 13:07. Penalties - Steve Downie, Tampa Bay (Hi stick - double minor), 2:23.|
|- 6, Washington Goal - Troy Brouwer (15), unassisted at 5:53. Penalties - Jeff Halpern, Washington (Interference on goalkeeper), 11:41.|
|- 7, Tampa Bay Goal - Steven Stamkos (33), from Martin St. Louis and Mathieu Garon at 2:45.|