T.J. Oshie and Yanni Gourde Drop The Mitts [Fight]

oshie gourde

Today saw the Washington Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in both teams’ first round robin game of the resumed postseason. The Lightning survived a rally from the Capitals in the shootout to win 3-2.

Nikita Kucherov scored in the first period and scored the shootout winner in the first round-robin game for each team. He snapped a wrist shot past Holtby's glove in the third round for the deciding goal.

Brayden Point also scored in the shootout for the Lightning, who also play the Boston Bruins (Wednesday) and Philadelphia Flyers (Saturday) in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city, to determine seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana each had excellent chances in overtime, but neither was able to get one behind the Lightning goaltender, setting the stage for Kucherov's decisive shootout marker.

Washington's second period awakening came shortly after Caps winger T.J. Oshie and Lightning winger Yanni Gourde dropped the mitts and engaged in a spirited scrap.

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