Caps' power play comes through in 4-2 win over Lightning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jason Chimera scored a power-play goal and had an assist during another man advantage to help the Washington Capitals win 4-2 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie also scored against Tampa Bay's usually reliable penalty kill.

Marcus Johansson added an even-strength goal in the Capitals' fourth straight victory, while John Carlson picked up his 12th and 13th assists.

Braden Holtby made 32 saves for Washington to preserve his sixth consecutive victory.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves for the Lightning. No. 1 goaltender Ben Bishop was rested in the first of back-to-back games for Lightning, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Brian Boyle and Victor Hedman scored late for Tampa Bay.

After four games without conceding a goal while a man down, Tampa Bay succumbed on three of Washington's four power plays. The Lightning had killed 44 of 49 penalties (89.8 percent) over the previous 18 games.

Chimera has three of his six goals and two of his four assists this season on the power play. He got the scoring started in the first period with a feed to Ovechkin from behind the goal line.

Ovechkin's wrister from the top right corner beat Vasilevskiy for a team-leading 12th goal of the season and his fourth in five games.

That was one of a season-high 18 shots in a period, but the Caps led only by one at the first intermission.

Chimera scored late in the second when he beat defenseman Anton Stralman to redirect Evgeny Kuznetsov's slap pass past Vasilevskiy from just outside the crease.

It was 3-0 just over a minute later when Carlson's shot re-directed off Johansson's skate, with referees ruling Johansson did not make a kicking motion.

Oshie added his sixth goal to make it 4-0 in the fourth when he hammered Nicklas Backstrom's cross-ice feed into the same corner Ovechkin hit two periods earlier.

Notes: Tampa Bay C Tyler Johnson played only the game's opening shift in his second game back following an upper body injury. The team did not specify a reason for his departure . In his 1,300th game, Capitals coach Barry Trotz picked up his 618th NHL win, passing Jacques Lemaire for 11th all time . Washington D John Carlson played in his 400th consecutive NHL game . Capitals RW Chris Brown was scratched despite re-joining the team from AHL Hershey on Thursday . Stralman played in his 500th NHL game.

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