WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr, enjoying his best game with his new team, scored a goal and set up the other two Wednesday night to carry the Washington Capitals past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2.
Ulf Dahlen scored the game-winner with 3:58 remaining.
Since coming over from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a blockbuster offseason trade, Jagr -- a five-time NHL scoring champion -- had just six goals and five assists in 13 games. But he had a hand in all three goals for Washington, which had won just once in nine games before Saturday's 4-1 triumph over Anaheim.
Brian Holzinger scored off a two on one at 3:46 of the third period to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead. But defenseman Sergei Gonchar deflected Jagr's cross-ice feed past goaltender Kevin Weekes just 47 seconds later to tie it.
Dahlen broke the deadlock 11 1/2 minutes later, flipping in his own rebound after Weekes managed to get a piece of his first shot off a cross-crease pass from Jagr.
Weekes made 45 saves to keep Tampa Bay in it, but the Lightning failed in their bid for a season-high third straight win.
Olaf Kolzig stopped 23 shots for Washington, which had not posted back-to-back wins since Oct. 16-19.