Washington Capitals Get Bottled Up by Tampa Bay Lightning in Overtime Loss

January 5th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals showed up to play last night at the Verizon Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a “classic” hangover. 

Both teams came into tonight’s contest tied atop the Southeast division with 51 points. After a Martin St. Louis overtime goal, the Lightning would leave Washington with a 1-0 win and sole possession of first place in the NHL’s Southeast division.

The Capitals haven't lost 1-0 in Washington since the other Florida team, the Panthers, beat them by that score back in March of 2004.

The Capitals would earn a point for the overtime loss but now trail Tampa by one point.

The Capitals and Lightning have two of the best offenses in the NHL. The Lightning boast two of the top three point leaders in the league in young scoring sensation Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis.

Washington, is Washington—you know the names and their capabilities.

The offenses weren’t the story by night’s end; the goalies would steal the show.

The newly acquired 41-year-old Dwayne Roloson for Tampa and the No. 1 star of Sat ...

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