After two periods at the Verizon Center, the Tampa Bay Lightning trail the Washington Capitals 3-1. Washington raced out to a 3-0 lead against Bolts' netminder Dwayne Roloson, who has faced only 13 shots on goal so far. Alex Ovechkin scored less than four minutes into the game, and Troy Brouwer added the Caps second goal just a few minutes later. It was a power play goal where Brouwer faked a pass and caught Roloson cheating over. He added his second of the night in the second period to make it 3-0
The Lightning cut the lead to 3-1 when Tom Pyatt scored his fourth of the season. Martin St. Louis made the play, however, as he stripped the puck from Mike Knuble and duped goalie Tomas Vokoun into thinking he was going behind the net. Instead, St. Louis dumped it off for Pyatt who was set up in front and snuck it past Vokoun for the Lightning's first goal. While still trailing by two, the goal gave Tampa a ton of momentum as they controlled play for the remainder of the period.
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