Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Postgame Thoughts

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Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Postgame Thoughts
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What a game for the first week of the season.

A 6-5 victory for the Washington Capitals in the shootout against their postseason nemesis, the Tampa Bay Lightning, kicked off the season on a very interesting note on Monday. 

Jason Chimera for Washington had two goals while the second, third and fourth-liners added the majority of the scoring for both teams. 

Although it was a defensive nightmare, it certainly proved to be entertaining for the home crowd in Washington. 

Here's some interesting postgame thoughts after some good ole' Monday night hockey. 

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