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Capitals vs Panthers Final: 3-2 - Recap

Capitals vs Panthers Final: 3-2 - Recap

Washington needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Florida on Saturday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -166 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Nicklas Backstrom potted the shootout winner for Washington. Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring at 16:41 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 31-save effort for the Capitals.

Tomas Fleischmann and Jesse Winchester scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-3, while the Panthers were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Washington 33-23 in the game.

Washington heads into a battle against the Islanders. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.