NHL Game Night 2/16: Capitals at Lightning

Final nail in the coffin.


Johan Holmqvist stopped 32 of 35 shots in the loss.

First Period
Washington 16:12, Tomas Fleischmann 8 (power play) (Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom)

Second Period

Third Period
Washington 13:52, Dave Steckel 5 (Matt Bradley, Quintin Laing)
Tampa Bay 15:49, Vaclav Prospal 27 (Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 16:22, Jan Hlavac 9 (Filip Kuba, Shane O'Brien)
Washington 17:00, Alexander Semin 16 (Viktor Kozlov, Mike Green)

This game was said to be critical in determining just how much the Lightning were going to be sellers at the deadline. There was little doubt moves were going to be made, but a win here might've meant wholesale changes would've been put off until the summer. Now? Sell, sell, sell.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.