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Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and added an assist as the Washington Capitals jumped out to a big lead before holding off the host Tampa Bay Lightning for a 4-2 Game 1 win at Amalie Arena. Braden Holtby made 19 saves to raise his record in the playoffs to 9-3.

Highlights (courtesy of NHL.com)

Tonight’s game

Vegas at Winnipeg 7 p.m. NBC

2018 IIHF World Championship

Friday’s results

Group A

France 5, Austria 2

Czech Republic 3, Belarus 0

Group B

Denmark 3, Norway 0

United States 13, South Korea 1

  • Patrick Kane and Charlie McAvoy each totaled five points with 2-goal, three-assist performances to lead the Americans to a 13-1 rout over South Korea. The Koreans have been outscored 42-3 in five tournament games.

Today’s games

Group A

Slovakia vs Sweden 6:15 a.m. NHL Network

Austria vs Belarus 10:15 a.m.

Russia (Dadonov, Mamin) vs Switzerland 2:15 p.m.

Group B

Latvia vs Germany 6:15 a.m.

Denmark vs South Korea 10:15 a.m. NHL Network

Canada (Ekblad) vs Finland (Sateri) 2:15 p.m. NHL Network