The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Washington Capitals, 3 to 1, on December 23, 1996.

Final

WSH

Capitals

15-18-2

3

TBL

Lightning

11-19-3

1

Team

WSH

TBL

1

2

0

2

1

1

3

0

0

Total

3

1

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

WSH

TBL

Capitals

Peter Bondra (EV) assisted by Jason Allison and Dale Hunter

1

0

Capitals

Joe Juneau (PP) assisted by Sylvain Cote and Dale Hunter

2

0

2nd period

WSH

TBL

Capitals

Kelly Miller (EV) assisted by Dale Hunter and Joe Reekie

3

0

Lightning

Daymond Langkow (EV) assisted by Chris Gratton and Rob Zamuner

3

1