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Caps and Lightning battle for Southeast lead

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Eight days after the Tampa Bay Lightning stunned the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center, they'll try to do the same at home.

The Lightning and Capitals continue their battle for the top spot in the Southeast Division when they meet at the St. Pete Times Forum on Wednesday. On Jan. 4, newly acquired goaltender Dwayne Roloson made an instant impact in his debut by blanking the Capitals 1-0 in overtime, with Martin St. Louis getting the game-winner.

However, the Lightning are coming off a 6-3 loss at New Jersey on Sunday, a game in which they allowed five third-period goals.

The game can be seen on the NHL Network in the U.S., beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Also at 7, the Pittsburgh Penguins pay their second visit in less than a week to Montreal, where they lost 2-1 in a shootout last Thursday. That was the Pens' first game without Sidney Crosby, and they have yet to win without their captain -- they blew a late 2-0 lead and lost 4-2 to Boston on Monday. The game can be seen in Canada on RDS and TSN.

Wednesday's two remaining games involve Western Conference teams.

At 8:30 p.m. ET, Colorado comes to Chicago, where the Hawks have had a couple of days off since Sunday's 5-0 win against the Islanders. The Avs come to the United Center for one of only two road games in January after beating Detroit 5-4 at home on Monday.

At 10 p.m. ET, St. Louis begins a trip through California with a visit to Anaheim. The Blues headed West after a 4-3 home loss to Phoenix on Monday. Anaheim has been off since Sunday's 1-0 victory against San Jose and hopes to finish with five wins in a six-game homestand.
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