Capitals slip past Panthers 3-2 in shootout - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

Capitals slip past Panthers 3-2 in shootout

Posted: Updated:
By KEVIN DUNLEAVY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and added the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

The Capitals won their second game in a row without Alex Ovechkin, who is out with an unspecified upper-body injury.

Tomas Fleishmann tied the game for Florida on a power-play goal with 2:38 left in the third.

The Capitals also got shootout tallies from Mikhail Grabovski and Brooks Laich.

Ovechkin had 10 goals in 12 games before he was hurt in the first period Monday at Vancouver. Since then, the Capitals have outscored opponents 9-2 and reached .500 (7-7).

John Carlson also scored for Washington and Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in regulation.

Jesse Winchester had the Panthers' other goal.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • HockeyMore>>

  • Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

    Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:51:13 GMT
    Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.
    Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.
  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:35 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:42 GMT
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
Powered by WorldNow

WSVN-TV
Sunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141

Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSVN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.