Capitals drop shootout to Lightning

A bad call cost the Capitals two points but they at least got one point agianst the Lightning

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Washington Capitals three game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night in Capital One Arena to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a final of 2-1. For the Lightning it was their third win in a row and it came in the shootout with a little help earier in the night from an offisdes call that didn't look iike such.

The Caps offense had problems solving Andrei Vasilevskiy who made 32 saves. Charlie Lindgren got the nod in goal for the Caps and made 19 saves on 20 shots.

Luke Glendening struck for the Bolts at 7:29 of the opening period on a tip in. 1-0 Bolts was the score with the Caps outshooting them 13-11. The Caps also had the edge in shots 10-5 in the second period, 6-2 in the third, and 5-2 in overtime with a 34-20 edge overall. They just couldn't solve Vasilevskiy.

But there was one person that did and that was Anthony Mantha. Aliaksei Protas fed Nick Jensen at 2:01. Jensen shot it from downtown and Mantha was there to deflect it in for his 10th goal of the season. He had 11 goals all of last season.

Nobody scored in the thrid nor overtime and the game would require a shootout Jensen thought he had a goal himself but it got called back due to offsides but I didn't see it when they showed the replay.

In the shootout the Caps elected to shoot first. Evgeny Kuznetsov did what he did best and scored with his signature slow motion move. Nobody else on the Caps was able to score as Dylan Strome, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McMichael each got stopped.

On the Lightning side Steven Stamkos got stopped by Lindgren. Bryaden Point evened the shootout. Nikita Kucherov got stopped but Victor Hedman would end it.