On a night when it looked like the NHL was about to start an epic three-way war with the Capitals, the Washington Capitals came away with a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
The Lightning won the game 5-2.
The Capitals got a 3-2 lead in the third period and then a two-goal lead at the start of the third frame.
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby allowed a shorthanded goal on the next shift.
The Lightning came out of the gates in front.
They scored three goals on the first two shifts, one of them by rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
Sergachev scored his second goal of the night, including a one-timer on the rush from the right circle.
The goal came with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Tampa Bay got the puck back and found a crease in front of the goal, but Holtby couldn’t stop the shot from the top of the right faceoff circle.
The puck went in off the boards and hit Holtby in the chin.
He went down in a heap on the ice.
The Bolts scored two more goals in the final minute.
They got the second power-play goal of their game and scored on a goal from Alex Killorn that came on a power play with 3:36 left in the period.
The Caps scored the third power-off of the game on a shorthander.
The two goals came from Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie, with Oveichkin finishing the scoring.
The Panthers scored the final goal of regulation with 3 minutes left in regulation.
The power play goal came from Brad Richards, and Oshie finished off the overtime period.
Tobias Lindberg made it 4-2 at the end of the period with his goal.
The Capitals got the game-winning goal in overtime.