Back to .500 with a chance to pull within at least 4 points in the division next week.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots faced in the win.
Tampa Bay 1:29, Vaclav Prospal 11 (Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 2:27, Martin St. Louis 5 (Vaclav Prospal, Brad Lukowich)
Tampa Bay 12:22, Ryan Craig 1 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Chris Gratton)
Washington 15:26, Tomas Fleischmann 4 (Tom Poti, Viktor Kozlov)
Tampa Bay 19:39, Paul Ranger 2 (empty net) (Brad Richards)
Tough to win on 50% of an effort.
Ryan Munce stopped 31 of 34 shots faced in the loss.
HER Morgan, (1) (Klepis, Motzko), 5:11 (PP)
HER Motzko, (5) (Morgan, Joudrey), 6:12 (PP)
NOR Leach, (2) (Mihalik, Milley), 9:53 (PP)
NOR Wanvig, (4) (Craig, Schneider), 10:32 (PP)
HER Sloan, (1) (Morgan, Motzko), 16:48
HER Laing, (1) (Sloan), 19:50 (EN)
And we don't have to burn the new white jerseys after all!
Johan Holmqvist was sparkling stopping 40 of 41 shots faced for the win. Holmer is streaky, and maybe it's time for a hot streak. Tampa gets Washington on Saturday and a chance to get back to .500.
Carolina 2:04, Ray Whitney 9 (Matt Cullen, Frantisek Kaberle)
Tampa Bay 13:36, Vaclav Prospal 10 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier)