A slow start sunk the Washington Capitals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The Caps really picked up the pace as the game wore on, but the early three-goal hole proved too deep to climb out of.
The Bolts came out hot. 21-year-old Brayden Point recorded two goals in the first period, separated by one from Chris Kunitz. Lars Eller got a dart on a second period power play. With nine minutes left in the third, Alex Ovechkin notched his 594th on a wrister from the faceoff dot. Nikita Kucherov returned fire to keep the Richard race going, beating Braden Holtby on a 1-on-0.
Bolts beat Caps 4-2.