NHL Game Night: 1-13-12 Lightning at Capitals

You know, if you don't start every game in a 2,3, or 4 goal hole, you don't need to try to make a miracle comeback.

TB-3
WSH-4

Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss.

First Period
WSH Ovechkin (18), (Johansson, Wideman)(PP), 3:52
WSH Brouwer (12), (Semin, Wideman)(PP), 5:45

Second Period
WSH Brouwer (13), (Laich, Knuble), 5:25
TB Pyatt (4), (St. Louis), 17:06

Third Period
TB Stamkos (30), (Malone, Lecavalier)(PP), 16:34
WSH Brouwer (14), (Laich, Halpern)(EN), 19:00
TB Lecavalier (17), (St. Louis, Purcell), 19:49

It seems like every game this month has been an exercise in taking the first 20 minutes off and then trying to come back in the last 20. You can't survive on a half or a third of a game's effort. It doesn't work that way.

Brett Connolly had a hit in 8:43.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 3 hits in 7:04.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.