The Washington Capitals decisively defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 to 4, on January 1, 2009.

Final

TBL

Lightning

10-17-10

4

WSH

Capitals

25-11-3

7

Team

TBL

WSH

1

0

3

2

3

1

3

1

3

Total

4

7

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

TBL

WSH

Capitals

Sean Collins (EV) assisted by Alex Ovechkin and Shaone Morrisonn

0

1

Capitals

David Steckel (EV) assisted by Matt Bradley and Milan Jurcina

0

2

Capitals

Mike Green (EV) assisted by Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom

0

3

2nd period

TBL

WSH

Lightning

Vincent Lecavalier (EV) assisted by Vinny Prospal and Martin St. Louis

1

3

Lightning

Ryan Malone (EV) assisted by Jeff Halpern

2

3

Capitals

Matt Bradley (EV) assisted by Boyd Gordon

2

4

Lightning

Vincent Lecavalier (EV) assisted by Vinny Prospal and Martin St. Louis

3

4

3rd period

TBL

WSH

Capitals

Boyd Gordon (EV) unassisted

3

5

Lightning

Mark Recchi (EV) assisted by Martin St. Louis and Andrej Meszaros

4

5

Capitals

Chris Clark (EV) assisted by Michael Nylander and Mike Green

4

6

Capitals

Alex Ovechkin (EV) assisted by Nicklas Backstrom

4

7