Lightning-Capitals Regular Season Series

As the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning are gearing up to face each other in the Eastern Conference Semifinals this Friday (April 29th), let’s take a look back at the regular season series between the two teams.

Washington Capitals Record vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: 4-1-1

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The Games:
November 11 in Washington: 6-3 Win
Goalies:  Michal Neuvirth vs. Dan Ellis
Caps PP:  1/1, Caps PK:  3/4
Shots For: 26, Shots Against: 41
Game-Winning Goal:  Alexander Semin
Notes:  Alexander Semin scored a hat trick (3 goals, 2 assists), Nicklas Backstrom had 4 assists, and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and 2 assists.  Matt Bradley fought Adam HallSteven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had 2 points for Tampa. 

November 26 in Washington: 6-0 Win
Goalies:  Semyon Varlamov vs. Mike Smith & Dan Ellis
Caps PP:  2/4, Caps PK:  5/5
Shots For: 29, Shots Against: 17
Game-Winning Goal:  John Carlson
Notes:  Alexander Semin scored a hat trick, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, and Marcus Johansson each had 2 assists, and three Caps defensemen scored.  John Erskine (1 goal) fought Ryan Malone.  

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Lightning Goalie Dwayne Roloson

January 4 in Washington: 0-1 Overtime Loss
Goalies:  Semyon Varlamov vs. Dwayne Roloson
Caps PP:  0/3, Caps PK:  3/3
Shots For: 34, Shots Against: 38
Game-Winning Goal:  Martin St. Louis
Notes:  Dwayne Roloson shut out the Caps in his first game with the Lightning.  Martin St. Louis scored the only goal in overtime.  Matt Hendricks fought Steve Downie.

January 12 in Tampa: 0-3 Loss
Goalies:  Semyon Varlamov vs. Dwayne Roloson
Caps PP:  0/2, Caps PK:  6/6
Shots For: 23, Shots Against: 38
Game-Winning Goal:  Dominic Moore
Notes:  Dwayne Roloson shut out the Caps again and posted an assist on the game-winning goal.  Sean Bergenheim had a goal and an assist

February 4 in Tampa: 5-2 Win
Goalies:  Semyon Varlamov vs. Dwayne Roloson
Caps PP:  1/4, Caps PK:  3/4
Shots For: 36, Shots Against: 25
Game-Winning Goal:  Alex Ovechkin
Notes: Nicklas Backstrom has 2 goals and 2 assists, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and 3 assists.  Matt Hendricks and Dwayne Roloson got into a scuffle, then Hendricks fought Steve DownieMatt Bradley fought Adam Hall

March 7 in Tampa: 2-1 Shootout Win
Goalies:  Michal Neuvirth & Braden Holtby vs. Dwayne Roloson
Caps PP:  0/3, Caps PK:  3/4
Shots For: 30, Shots Against: 28
Game-Deciding Shootout Goal: Alex Ovechkin
Notes:  Alexander Semin and Sean Bergenheim scored.  Braden Holtby replaced Michal Neuvirth after the first period when Neuvirth got a piece of metal from his mask in his eye. 

The Teams – Tampa Bay
Powerplay:  3/26, 11.5%
Penalty Kill:  13/17, 76.5%
Goals Per Game:  1.67
Goals Against Per Game:  3.0
Even Strength Goals For:  7 (1.17 per game)
Even Strength Goals Against:  14  (2.33 per game)
Shots For:  187  (31.2 per game)
Shots Against:  178  (29.7 per game)

The Teams – Washington
Powerplay:  4/17, 23.5%
Penalty Kill:  23/26, 88.5%
Goals Per Game:  3.0
Goals Against Per Game:  1.67
Even Strength Goals For:  14  (2.33 per game)
Even Strength Goals Against:  7 (1.17 per game)
Shots For:  178  (29.7 per game)
Shots Against:  187  (31.2 per game)

The Goalies – Tampa Bay
Dwayne Roloson, 4 Starts, 246 Minutes, 2 Shutouts
2-1-1 Record, 5 Goals Against, 1.22 GAA, 126 Shots Against, .960 Sv%
Season totals including 10/13 game with Islanders:
5 Starts, 305 Minutes
2-2-1 Record, 7 Goals Against, 1.38 GAA, 152 Shots Against, .954 Sv%

Dan Ellis, 1 Start, 1 Relief Appearance, 90 Minutes
0-1-0 Record, 7 Goals Against, 4.69 GAA, 36 Shots Against, .806 Sv%

Mike Smith, 1 Start, 29 Minutes
0-1-0 Record, 4 Goals Against, 8.30 GAA, 18 Shots Against, .778 Sv%

The Goalies – Washington
Michal Neuvirth, 2 Starts, 80 Minutes
1-0-0 Record, 4 Goals Against, 3.00 GAA, 48 Shots Against, .917 Sv%

Semyon Varlamov, 4 Starts, 242 Minutes, 1 Shutout
2-1-1 Record, 6 Goals Against, 1.49 GAA, 118 Shots Against, .949 Sv%

Braden Holtby, 1 Relief Appearance, 45 Minutes
1-0-0 Record, 0 Goals Against, 21 Shots Against

The Leading Scorers - Tampa Bay
Sean Bergenheim:    6 GP, 2-2-4, -1     (1 Powerplay Goal)
Martin St. Louis:       6 GP, 1-3-4, -2      (2 Powerplay Assists)
Teddy Purcell:           6 GP, 2-1-3, -1     (1 Powerplay Assist)
Simon Gagne:          4 GP, 1-2-3, +1     (1 Powerplay Assist)
Steven Stamkos:      6 GP, 1-2-3, -3      (2 Powerplay Assists)
4 Players with 2 points
4 Players with 1 point

The Leading Scorers – Washington
Alex Ovechkin:         6 GP, 2-8-10, +7   (1-3-4 on Powerplay)
Nicklas Backstrom:   6 GP, 2-8-10, +6   (4 Powerplay Assists)
Alexander Semin:     4 GP, 7-2-9, +6     (3 Powerplay Goals)
John Carlson:           6 GP, 1-2-3, +5     (1 Powerplay Assist)
Brooks Laich:           6 GP, 1-2-3, Even
3 Players with 2 points
10 Players with 1 point

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