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Washington Ices Florida 5-0 - Recap

Florida couldn't hang with the Capitals on Saturday as Washington blasted the Panthers 5-0 at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Troy Brouwer (2), Alex Ovechkin, Joel Ward, and Mathieu Perreault each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Brouwer opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 17:45 of the first period. The goal was assisted by John Carlson.

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

Florida got a 16-stop effort from Jose Theodore in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Washington 27-25 in the game.