Capitals visit the Lightning after Milano's 2-goal showing

Washington Capitals (7-7-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (7-6-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals visit the Tampa Bay Lightning after Sonny Milano's two-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Capitals' 5-1 win.

Tampa Bay is 7-6-1 overall and 3-2-1 at home. The Lightning have allowed 45 goals while scoring 43 for a -2 scoring differential.

Washington has a 2-4-1 record in road games and a 7-7-2 record overall. The Capitals have an even scoring differential this season, scoring and allowing 46 goals.

The teams play Sunday for the fifth time this season. The Capitals won the previous matchup 5-1. Milano scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has six goals and 14 assists for the Lightning. Brandon Hagel has scored five goals and added six assists over the past 10 games.

Alex Ovechkin has eight goals and six assists for the Capitals. Dylan Strome has three goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, five penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Capitals: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (shoulder), Anthony Cirelli: out (shoulder).

Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Dmitry Orlov: out (lower-body), T.J. Oshie: out (lower-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Beck Malenstyn: out (finger).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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