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NHL: Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3

Jan. 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The first hat trick of Troy Brouwer's career Friday allowed the Washington Capitals to fight off Tampa Bay 4-3.

The Capitals have won two in a row and six out of eight, while giving the Lightning their sixth straight loss. Tampa Bay's streak is the longest currently working in the NHL.

Washington built a 3-0 lead early in the second period, with Brouwer scoring twice after Alex Ovechkin gave the Capitals the lead 3:52 into the game.

Tampa Bay rallied within 3-2 with 3:24 to play on a power-play tally from Steven Stamkos, whose 30 goals lead the league.

Brouwer completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal that came with a minute remaining in regulation. It also turned out to be the game-winner when Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier scored with 11 seconds to go.

Tomas Vokoun got the win with 29 saves. Dwayne Roloson stopped 19 shots for the Lightning.

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