Stephen Weiss was the difference, potting a pair for Florida on Monday as the Panthers skated off with a 5-4 victory over the Capitals at BankAtlantic Center.
Bettors who backed the Panthers were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Florida got goals from Stephen Weiss (2), Sean Bergenheim, Mike Santorelli, and Dmitry Kulikov in the victory. Weiss opened the scoring at 6:50 of the first period.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 of 32 Washington shots in the victory.
Mike Knuble, Jason Chimera, Brooks Laich, and Cody Eakin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Scott Clemmensen.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Florida went 3-for-6, while the Capitals were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 32-30.
Florida heads into a battle against the Bruins. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ottawa.