Final SO

Series (Game 3 of 8)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Sunday, October 16th
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SO
Capitals3
Game 2: Friday, October 28th
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Lightning4
Game 3: Tuesday, November 15th
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SO
Capitals4
Game 4: Wednesday, November 23rd
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SO
Capitals3
Game 5: Sunday, January 29th
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Capitals2
Game 6: Saturday, February 4th
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Lightning5
Game 7: Thursday, March 23rd
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OT
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Game 8: Tuesday, April 18th
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Lightning 3

(8-9-3, 19 pts)

Capitals 4

(7-11-0, 14 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2005

Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

1 2 3 SO T
TB 0 2 1 03
WSH 0 1 2 14

A. Ovechkin (Capitals - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Johnson (Capitals - G): Saves: 32, Save Pct.: .914

F. Modin (Lightning - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Tampa Bay (8-9-2) at Washington (6-11-0) 7:00 pm EST

Tampa Bay (8-9-2) at Washington (6-11-0), 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- With a dreadful six-game skid behind them, the Tampa Bay Lightning travel to the MCI Center on Tuesday to face the last-place Washington Capitals.

Vaclav Prospal recorded his second career hat trick Monday as the Lightning cruised to a 5-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers. Vincent Lecavalier supplied three assists and Martin Cibak scored his first goal of the season for Tampa Bay, which posted its first win since October 29.

Prospal, who leads the team in goals (13), assists (15) and points, enters Tuesday's contest riding a 10-game points streak over which he has notched eight goals and 10 assists.

The defending Stanley Cup champions will need Prospal to stay hot as they will be without the services of reigning Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner Martin St. Louis.

Signed to a six-year contract worth a reported $31.5 million in the offseason, St. Louis was hit in the hand on a shot by teammate Darryl Sydor during a drill Sunday. The All-Star right wing suffered a broken left ring finger and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

The Capitals, who will attempt to snap a three-game skid, are 5-4-0 here this season.

Rookie Alexander Ovechkin has been one of few bright spots for Washington. The 2004 top overall pick has registered a team-high 13 goals and 18 points.

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