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Washington vs Florida Recap - Capitals Win 6-5

The Capitals earned a 6-5 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday at BB&T Center.

Washington won as a +117 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Mike Ribeiro, Eric Fehr, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Karl Alzner, and Matt Hendricks in the victory. Ribeiro opened the scoring at 4:26 of the first period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 27-save effort for the Capitals.

Florida got goals from Jonathan Huberdeau (2), Tomas Fleischmann, Shawn Matthias, and Drew Shore in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 23 of 29 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Washington 32-29 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lightning. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Montreal.