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Point scores 2 goals to help Lightning beat Capitals 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night in a matchup between division leaders.

Chris Kunitz also scored in the opening period, which ended with Tampa Bay up 3-0. That was enough of a cushion for Vasilevskiy, an All-Star who came in with a 2.34 goals-against average.

After Alex Ovechkin notched his NHL-high 36th goal for Washington to make it 3-2 at 11:02 of the third period, Nikita Kucherov clinched it with a breakaway goal with 7:02 remaining.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin66
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen14
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin242
PIM: T. Wilson145
Win: B. Holtby28
Shutouts: P. Grubauer1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 182 (8)
Shots: 1676 (31)
PP%: 20.8% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 596 (6)
Assists: 312 (9)
SH Goals: 3 (27)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 34 19 7 75
Pittsburgh 35 22 4 74
Philadelphia 30 19 10 70
New Jersey 31 21 8 70
Columbus 30 25 5 65
Carolina 27 23 10 64
NY Islanders 29 26 6 64
NY Rangers 27 28 5 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 175 (13)
Shots Against: 1929 (8)
PK%: 80.2% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 545 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/19 M. Kempny Traded for 2018 Third-round draft pick
2/10 L. Eller Contract extended Five-year contract extension
2/9 A. Chapie Traded with J.Whitney for J.Albert/H.Labrie
2/9 J. Whitney Traded with A.Chapie for J.Albert/H.Labrie
1/13 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/12 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/28 N. Walker Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/20 N. Walker Claimed off waivers
12/18 J. Vrana Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
12/18 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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