The Washington Capitals' backup goalie, Philipp Grubauer, has had it rough so far this season. However, he landed his first win tonight as the Capitals (13-10-1) defeated the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Capital One Arena.
Spurred on by the reunion of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the Capitals' top line, Washington is looking to string two solid wins in a row against the on-fire Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday evening.
Coming into Thursday's match-up, the Washington Capitals had won seven straight against the Colorado Avalanche. That streak came to an end after another lackluster road game from the Caps as they go down 6-2 in Denver.
A game featuring two of the NHL's biggest superstars turned out to be a little pedestrian. Alex Ovechkin had zero shots, and Connor McDavid failed to dazzle during the Caps' shootout win over the Oilers.