NHL Game Night: 4-2-12 Capitals at Lightning

"To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"

WSH-2
TB-4

Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
WSH Semin (20), (Perrault), 12:47
TB Purcell (21), (Stamkos, St. Louis)(PP), 17:20
TB Hedman (5), (Thompson, Pyatt), 17:45

Third Period
WSH Chimera (20), (Semin), 16:43
TB Stamkos (57), (Clark, Lee), 18:57
TB Stamkos (58), (Thompson, Brewer)(EN), 19:59

Roloson, Steven Stamkos, and Tom Pyatt were the game's three stars. This young man Stamkos, he might be good at this hockey thing. I think he could make a career of it.

I loathe the Caps. I loathe their fans. I loathe their players. I loathe the Ovechtrick. I loathe the lack of respect they have for their own talents. I loathe their lack of respect for the game they play. I even loathe their lack of respect for their own coaches. I hate missing the playoffs, but if we have to, sticking a harpoon in the Caps' playoff hopes is a decent consolation prize. Loved burying them in the playoffs last season. Love putting them in jeopardy of missing the playoffs this year.

Keith Aulie was -2 with 4 hits in 12:11. And, old Aulie returneth.

J.T. Brown had 5 shots and 1 blocked shot in 11:45. That move. In the third period. You know the one I'm talking about. The spin-o-rama from behind the cage for the stuff attempt in front. That's something you try in a summer roller hockey league. Few players have the creativity or the guts to try that in a pro game. Have mercy. Gotta get at least 15 pounds of muscle on this young man, but he has the talent.

J.T. Wyman (pictured, but not really) was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 15:27.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.