Washington Capitals Catch Lightning in a Bottle with 5-2 Win Over Tampa Bay

February 4th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals finally played a 60-minute game as Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin re-appeared on the scoresheet together, four times—and just like that, the Caps' season is fun all over again.

The Capitals defeated the Southeast division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, and in the process snapped the Bolts' six-game winning streak. Tampa lost for just the fifth time at home this season.  

The five-goal outburst was the first time the Caps have scored more than four since December 21.

Tonight's win was perhaps Washington's best effort of the season. The Capitals thoroughly outplayed Tampa in every phase of the game in what many Washington players and even head coach Bruce Boudreau called their biggest game of the year.

Yesterday Boudreau said, “The reality is, it’s a big game for both teams. It’s what they call a big four-pointer and that’s what it is.” Boudreau can rest easy tonight because the Caps ended up on the positive side of the swing and now trail the Bolts by just three points for the division lead.

The Capitals out-hustled the Lightning to the corne ...

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