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Lecavalier on a roll for the Lightning

Feb 15, 2007 - 3:38 PM
Washington (23-26-8) at Tampa Bay (32-24-2) 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Vincent Lecavalier and the Tampa Bay Lightning go for their third straight win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

The Lightning are 3-1-0 against the Capitals this season, and hold a 12-point lead over them in the Southeast Division.

Tampa Bay comes in with six wins in its last seven games after a 5-3 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. Lecavalier had two goals and an assist, and has been hot for over a month. The center, who leads the NHL with a career-high 37 goals, has 15 goals and 11 assists in his last 18 contests.

Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists against the Coyotes. The right wing has 13 points in his last nine games, but just one goal in his last five.

Washington, which is 2-4-1 in its last seven games, suffered a serious blow when goaltender Olaf Kolzig hurt his left knee in practice on Monday. He could be out for up to a month.

Brent Johnson will replace Kolzig, but has been subpar lately. Johnson is 0-2-0 in his last two starts with 11 goals against. He is 4-7-3 with a 3.86 goals-against average this season.

With the goaltending situation shaky, the Capitals will rely on Alex Ovechkin even more. Ovechkin has three goals and four assists in four games against Tampa Bay, but has tallied just once in his last five games.






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    Washington
    1 0 1 0 (0) --2
    Tampa Bay 0 2 0 0 (1) --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Washington, Alexander Semin 30 (power play)
    (Dainius Zubrus)9:07. Penalties: D Boyle, Tam (holding), 9:03; V
    Lecavalier, Tam (tripping), 15:27.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Tampa B

    Feb 15 10:15 PM


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    Washington
    1 0 1 0 (0) --2
    Tampa Bay 0 2 0 0 (1) --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Washington, Alexander Semin 30 (power play)
    (Dainius Zubrus)9:07. Penalties: D Boyle, Tam (holding), 9:03; V
    Lecavalier, Tam (tripping), 15:27.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Tampa B

    Capitals vs. LightningFeb 15 10:15 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1 0 2
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 0 0 2 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 30 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 9:07
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VINCENT LECAVALIER 38 (DAN BOYLE, BRAD RICHARDS)
    2:44
    TAM - (SH) VINCENT LECAVALIER 39 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS)

    Feb 15 10:09 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1 2
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 0 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 30 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 9:07
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VINCENT LECAVALIER 38 (DAN BOYLE, BRAD RICHARDS)
    2:44
    TAM - (SH) VINCENT LECAVALIER 39 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 7:05
    3RD PRD: WAS - DAI

    Feb 15 10:01 PM


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    WASHINGTON 2
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: WAS - DAINIUS ZUBRUS 20 (UNASSISTED) 19:45

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 30 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 9:07
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VINCENT LECAVALIER 38 (DAN BOYLE, BRAD RICHARDS)
    2:44
    TAM - (SH) VINCENT LECAVALIER 39 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 7:05
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Feb 15 9:09 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: TAM - (SH) VINCENT LECAVALIER 39 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 7:05

    Capitals vs. LightningFeb 15 8:45 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    TAMPA BAY 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VINCENT LECAVALIER 38 (DAN BOYLE, BRAD RICHARDS)
    2:44

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 30 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 9:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WAS 12 12
    TAM 8 8
    GOALIES: WAS - BRENT JOHNSON
    TAM - M

    Feb 15 8:14 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    TAMPA BAY 0
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 30 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 9:07

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