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Degrees of separation: Capitals vs. Lightning

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bolts continue their four-game home stand tonight, facing off against the Washington Capitals in the first of three meetings. All three meetings between the two teams will come in the next six weeks with the Bolts traveling to Washington for the final two games. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. and you can follow the action on Sun Sports or 970 WFLA with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Here are tonight's connections between the Bolts and the Caps:

Last season the Lightning went 1-1-1 versus the Caps with all three games being decided by just one goal.

Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn and Washington’s Liam O’Brien share the same hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov and Washington's Alex Ovechkin both hail from Moscow, Russia.

Both team's captains were former first overall draft picks. The Lightning drafted Steven Stamkos first overall in 2008 and the Caps picked Ovechkin first overall in 2004.

Brian Boyle of the Bolts and Brooks Orpik of the Caps are both alumnus of Boston College, having spent their collegiate careers with the Eagles.

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