Washington 4, Florida 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 24-17-5-6 13-5-1-6 11-12-4-0 L2
Washington 28-21-2-2 19-7-0-1 9-14-2-1 W1

Recap


Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Tomas Vokoun made 42 saves as the Washington Capitals seized first place in the Southeast Division with a convincing 4-0 win over the visiting Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Ovechkin's first multi-goal game of 2012 paced the Capitals, who own a one-point lead over the Panthers. Florida has a game in hand.

Vokoun was sensational, fending off a series of Panthers barrages en route to his fourth shutout of the season and 48th of his career.

The Capitals needed only 13 seconds to hit the scoreboard. Jason Chimera centered a pass to Mathieu Perrault, whose shot eluded Florida netminder Scott Clemmensen.

Ovechkin extended the lead at 9:21, streaking down the wing before whistling a shot past Clemmensen with Washington enjoying a power play.

Chimera's shorthanded goal 1:01 into the second frame made it a 3-0 game, and Ovechkin struck again at 11:47 with a wrist shot from the high slot after Florida failed to clear the puck.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Washington
N/A Points Alexander Ovechkin 2
N/A Goals Alexander Ovechkin 2
N/A Assists Jason Chimera 1
N/A Power Play Goals Alexander Ovechkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Jason Chimera 1
Scott Clemmensen .833 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun 1.000
Scott Clemmensen 20 Saves Tomas Vokoun 42

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 42 0 0-4 0-1 2 25
Washington 24 4 1-1 4-4 8 32

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Winnipeg . The Capitals have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Florida will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Panthers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .536 after a loss.
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