After beating one Southeast Division rival, the Washington Capitals have a chance to claim a share of first place if they can defeat another.
The Capitals will try to take advantage of a struggling Tampa Bay Lightning defense and earn their first win at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in nearly a year Saturday night.
Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin scored third-period goals to rally Washington to a 2-1 win over division-leading Florida on Friday. Tomas Vokoun also made 22 saves against his former team while returning from illness.
"A big game, I was a little nervous, too," said Vokoun, who played for Florida from 2007-2011. "It's not easy playing back where I played last year, and we're chasing them. But I settled in and obviously a great finish by our guys."
The victory moved Washington (29-23-5) within two points of the Panthers, who are idle until Sunday. The Capitals are also currently one point behind eighth-place Toronto in the Eastern Conference, but the Maple Leafs will be p...