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Caps host Lightning in East showdown

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It was just last weekend that the Washington Capitals were outplayed in a road loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Though the task likely won't be any easier, the host Capitals quickly get a shot at payback Wednesday night, while trying to extend their season-high home winning streak to six games and keep the Presidents' Trophy-owning Lightning from claiming a sixth straight victory overall.

On Saturday against Washington, Tampa Bay scored the first two goals and led 3-1 after a period. Three times the Capitals got within a goal, but three goals -- two empty-net -- in the final period by the Lightning produced a 6-3 victory.

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Goals
Rank Player G
1 A. Ovechkin, Was48
2 L. Draisaitl, Edm43
3 P. Kane, Chi41
4 J. Tavares, Tor40
5t C. Atkinson, Cls38
5t A. DeBrincat, Chi38
5t B. Point, TB38
8t J. Guentzel, Pit37
8t N. MacKinnon, Col37
8t J. Pavelski, SJ37
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 B. Bishop, Dal.932
2 J. Binnington, StL.930
3 A. Vasilevskiy, TB.930
4 T. Greiss, NYI.928
5 R. Lehner, NYI.925
6 J. Halak, Bos.925
7 A. Khudobin, Dal.925
8 J. Campbell, LA.923
9 D. Kuemper, Ari.920
10 C. Hart, Phi.919
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