clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2011 NHL Playoffs, Lightning Vs. Capitals Final Score: Vincent Lecavalier Gives Lighning Overtime Win

The Washington Capitals came all the way back in their 2011 NHL Playoffs Game 2 contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning, tying the game at 2 with just a minute left in regulation thanks to an incredible goal by Alex Ovechkin. In the end, though, it was all for naught. Vincent Lecavalier scored his second goal of the game right in front of Michal Neuvirth just 6:19 into overtime, and the Lightning won 3-2 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series back to Tampa Bay.

The Capitals dominated the early portion of overtime, getting several great chances on net. However, the Lightning started to dominate, and scored in their classic quick-strike fashion. Randy Jones delivered a beautiful long pass ahead to Teddy Purcell, creating a two-on-one chance. Purcell then delivered a pass right in front of the net to Lecavalier, who patiently waited to deposit it past Neuvirth in the top right corner.

Lecavalier also put the Lightning up 1-0 with a really hard slap shot late in the first period. The Capitals tied the score when Brooks Laich scored on a rebound past Dwayne Roloson, but Tampa Bay took the lead on the power play when Martin St. Louis' pass went off Mike Green's skate and in. Ovechkin then tied the score with 1:07 remaining by crashing the net and scoring, but it was all for naught.

Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Tampa Bay.