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Washington Ices Florida 5-4 - Recap

Troy Brouwer scored twice to lead the Capitals over Florida 5-4 on Thursday at BB&T Center.

Washington was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Troy Brouwer (2), Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Brouwer opened the scoring at 5:48 of the first period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 30-save effort for the Capitals.

Brad Boyes (2), Tomas Fleischmann, and Jimmy Hayes scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Tim Thomas stopped 27 of 32 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-2, while the Panthers were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 34-32.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Columbus.