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Point, Vasilevskiy lead Tampa over Caps

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WASHINGTON (AP) The plan was simple: Score early against a weary opponent and ride the momentum the rest of the way.

The Tampa Bay Lightning carried out the strategy perfectly, turning a big first period into a huge 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night in a showdown between division leaders in the Eastern Conference.

Washington had played in Buffalo one day earlier, and that played significantly into the game-plan of Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper.

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