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Date of game: 11/1/2014

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Washington

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Garrison's early third-period goal lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Washington Capitals, 4-3, on Saturday.

Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also lit the lamp for the Lightning, who have won three in a row. Callahan returned to the lineup after missing five games with a lower-body injury.

Ben Bishop stopped 35-of-38 shots in the victory.

Marcus Johansson, Eric Fehr and Troy Brouwer scored for the Capitals, who have dropped three straight. Alex Ovechkin, who had been held without a point in five straight games, had one assist.

Braden Holtby made 24 saves in defeat.

Garrison's go-ahead score came after Steven Stamkos won a faceoff in the offensive zone. The defenseman sent a slap shot past Holtby at the 2:27 mark of the third period.

Earlier, the Lightning drew first blood at the 6:06 mark of the first period. Callahan redirected Brian Boyle's pass between Holtby's pads.

Ovechkin ended the longest point drought of his career at 12:59 when he assisted on Johansson's goal. The Russian superstar managed to put the puck on net while being tripped, and Johansson was there to put home the rebound.

Fehr gathered his own rebound off the end boards and beat Bishop at the 2:11 mark of the second stanza.

Tampa Bay tied things up at 9:29 when Palat scored off Kucherov's pass from behind the net. Kucherov then tipped Eric Brewer's blast past Holtby to give the Lightning the lead.

Brouwer's power-play goal made it 3-3 with 59 seconds left in the second. Johansson controlled the puck at the side of the net before finding Brouwer in the slot.

Game Notes

Lightning center Alex Killorn left the game with an upper-body injury ... The Capitals play at home against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, while the Lightning are off until Thursday when they play the Flames.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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