- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 29, 2005

Last night at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

PLAY OF THE GAME

While killing a penalty in the first period, Alex Ovechkin took a pass off the boards from Jamie Heward and zoomed in alone on goalie Sean Burke. The rookie deked one way, Burke bought it and Ovechkin slipped the puck into the open side for the Caps’ first short-handed score of the season.

QUOTABLE

“I think [the Caps] are approaching it the right way. You can see them coming together as a team. To start becoming successful you need to do it as a team. Even the young kid [Alex Ovechkin], some guys may think he just goes it about his own way, [but] you can see him buying into the team concept. That’s the key.”

— Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella

BY THE NUMBERS

18Penalties killed in as many chances by the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road this season. The Lightning have played five away games and killed all 18 short-handed chances to lead the league. (Calgary has allowed 17 goals in 57 short-handed chances.)

— DAVE FAY

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