Kolzig anchors Capitals to victory over Lightning
TORONTO (Reuters) – Petr Sykora and Alexander Ovechkin
scored in the shootout and Olaf Kolzig made 38 saves to help
the Washington Capitals edge the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on
Vincent Lecavalier and Vaclav Prospal both collected their
fourth goals of season during regulation for the Lightning,
while Chris Clark and Dainius Zubrus answered for the Capitals,
who won for the first time in three games.
Ovechkin added an assist on Zubrus’s second period marker,
giving the rookie sensation at least one point in all seven of
Washington’s games this season.
The Russian also did his part in the shootout, beating
Lightning netminder Sean Burke.
Lecavalier answered for the Lightning but Kolzig would not
be beaten again, stopping Maritn St Louis and then Brad
Richards to seal the win after Sykora rifled a wrist shot past
Burke for the game-winner.
Tampa Bay took a 2-1 first period lead before Zubrus had
the only goal of the second period to level the game at 2-2.
The third period and overtime turned into a goaltending
duel between Kolzig and Burke.
The Stanley Cup champions out-shot the Capitals 40-14 but
Kolzig was brilliant, particularly in the overtime session.
In Minneapolis, Filip Kuba, Brian Rolston, Pierre-Marc
Bouchard and Kyle Wanvig each had a goal and Manny Fernandez
made 28 saves as the Minnesota Wild tamed the Anaheim Mighty
Marc Chouinard and Todd White each had three assists for
the Wild, who collected their second win in three games.
Bruno St Jacques scored the Ducks’s lone goal with just 14
seconds to play in the final period, spoiling Fernandez’s
In Los Angeles, Michael Cammalleri, Derek Armstrong and
Alexander Frolov all scored and Jason LaBarbera stopped 19
shots as the Kings eased past the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1,
collecting their fourth win in five games.
In Vancouver, Lee Goren scored the go-ahead goal in the
third period and Ed Jonvanovski had three assist as the Canucks
collected a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.