Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 into overtime, and the Capitals used their special teams to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Lightning.
Carolina has also lost two in a row, a 3-2 defeat Wednesday against the host New York Rangers and a 3-0 loss Friday at home against Nashville. The Carolina Hurricanes are on the road as they travel to face the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night.
So how do the Carolina Hurricanes get back on track? Carolina is top ten in the goals scored and goals allowed, they have proven to be a balanced team, but need to finish games stronger like the one they had against NY.
The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves 15-10-1 after last night's loss to the Nashville Predators, slipping them into fifth-place in the highly competitive Metropolitan division.
The Lightning sits at 12-8-2 with 26 points, making them fifth in Atlantic Division. I do think that the Lightning has more firepower and they are more risky of a team, but I like the over/under on points in this one.
The Carolina Hurricanes go down South to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.
"I think we need to do a better job just winning games", Lightning forward Alex Killorn told The Tampa Bay Times. The Lightning is 22 in scoring defense as they allow 3.27 goals per game this season. The Lightning stands tied for 19 in penalty killing as they successfully work through 80.3 percent of their shorthanded situations this season.Tonight's @sonnysbbq goal of the game: Passing perfection.
Tampa Bay is 9-13 ATS this season.
In their last game, the Lightning missed an opportunity to come up with the win against the Capitals. In the opening period, the Lightning were outshot 14-7 but took a 1-0 advantage to the dressing room. Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 18 assists, one more than Victor Hedman, who picked up his 17th on Point's opener.
Mikhail Sergachev made it 2-0 when he followed up his own shot and reached behind Holtby to knock the puck in at 4:28 of the second period. Washington is fourth in the league averaging 3.5 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 16.
Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal at 5:17 of the second to make it 2-1. Tampa Bay averages 11.0 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the National Hockey League.