Opponent: Tampa Bay Lightning
Site: Ice Palace, Tampa, Fla.
Time: 7: 30
TV/Radio: None/WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)
Outlook: Washington (14-18-2) continues to reel, now 2-9-1 in its last 12 games after a 4-3 loss Saturday in Boston. The Capitals are 11-3-5 overall against the Lightning, including a 6-2 win Oct. 11 at USAir Arena (in which Caps center Michal Pivonka scored twice) and a 2-1 triumph Nov. 6 at the Ice Palace. Washington's last six games have been decided by one goal or less. Tampa Bay (11-18-3) has lost three straight and is 4-7-1 in its past 12, including a 6-5 overtime defeat Saturday in Hartford.
Pub Date: 12/23/96