Fehr deflected defenseman Mike Green’s shot past Anders
Lindback for the go-ahead tally while Mikhail Grabovski and
Marcus Johansson each added a power-play goal for the Capitals.
Green finished with two assists and Philipp Grubauer turned
aside 33 shots as Washington ended a four-game winless streak.
Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat recorded a goal and an assist to extend
his point streak to eight games, the longest by a rookie this
season. Tyler Johnson and B.J. Crombeen had a goal apiece and
Lindback made 16 saves.
Johnson scored on a breakaway 4:08 into the game before Fehr
notched the first of three Capitals goals in the first period,
knocking in captain Alex Ovechkin's pass at 7:04. Grabovski's
deflection gave Washington the lead at 10:37 and Johansson
stuffed in another with 12 seconds left in the session.
Crombeen whipped a shot past Grubauer from the right faceoff
circle 6:45 into the middle period for his first goal of the
season, halving the deficit. Palat tied the game with 5 1/2
minutes left in the third, positioning himself in front to
deflect defenseman Matt Carle’s shot past Grubauer.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Green recorded his 300th career point with an
assist on the winning goal. He has scored 99 goals and set up
201. … Lightning G Ben Bishop, who boasts 22 wins and a .935
save percentage, sat out his second straight game with a
sprained right wrist and will be eligible to come off injured
reserve next Tuesday. … The teams switched ends on the first
whistle after the 10-minute mark in each of the first two
periods due to an issue with the ice in one of the creases.
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