Capitals Vs. Lightning: Washington Visits Tampa Bay In Southeast Division Contest

TAMPA, FL - MAY 03: Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals hits Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning into the boards in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at St Pete Times Forum on May 3, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning meeting for the four time this season at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (7 p.m. ET on CSN).

Less than 24 hours after an impressive third-period comeback victory, the Washington Capitals play their second of four straight road games Saturday as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning for a Eastern Conference Southeast Division contest at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (7 p.m. on CSN).

On Friday, the Capitals (29-23-5) trailed 1-0 heading into the final period against Florida, but Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin tallied third-period goals to help Washington rally and gain ground on the first-place Panthers, who now earn just a two-point lead in the division standings.

Ovechkin is hoping to keep recent solid playing going, as he has tallied four goals and six points in the last five games, while Semin has tallied three goals and three assists in his last five.

Meanwhile, the Lightning (25-26-6) are coming off a solid Thursday night victory, 6-5, in overtime against the San Jose Sharks. Tampa Bay was outshot a stunning 50-25, but still managed to sneak out the victory.

This will be contest four of six between the two Southeast foes, as the home team has won each of the first three. In the latest meeting, Jan. 31, Tampa Bay downed Washington, 4-3 in overtime.

For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please check out Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, please check out SB Nation's Tampa Bay Lightning blog Raw Charge. And for more on this and every NHL game, please check out the SB Nation NHL hub page.

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