Photos: Lightning takes on Capitals, defending Cup champs

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), with the nickname Big Cat on his back, for warmups. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
A St. Patrick’s Day puck on sale at the gift shop. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) works to control the puck against the Washington Capitals during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) checks Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6) during the first period Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Tampa. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) chases history while on the ice against the Washington Capitals during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal with center Brayden Point (21), who picked up the assist, after Johnson beat Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) for the first goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) after getting bet by Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) for Killorn’s second goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) beats Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) for the first goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal after he beat Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) battles Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) while in front of the net during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes save against tWashington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) skies off as the Washington Capitals celebrate their first goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019. [DIRK SHADD | Times]