Washington 3, Florida 2

Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 3-8-0-3 2-4-0-2 1-4-0-1 L5
Washington 7-7-0-0 4-3-0-0 3-4-0-0 W2


Capitals 3, Panthers 2 (SO): Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and added a goal to end the shootout as Washington defeated visiting Florida for its second win in a row without captain Alex Ovechkin.

Backstrom notched his third goal in two games without Ovechkin (shoulder) and defenseman John Carlson netted his first goal of the season for the Capitals, who were coming off a 7-0 victory at Philadelphia on Friday. Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 saves while filling in for Braden Holtby, who got the day off after absorbing a beating in a goalie fight with Ray Emery of the Flyers.

Jesse Winchester and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, who suffered their fifth loss in a row and eighth in nine contests. Scott Clemmensen stopped 21 shots in his first start of the season.

Fleischmann tied it at 2-2 on a 4-on-3 power play with 2:38 remaining in the third period. After both teams struggled to find scoring chances in overtime, Washington converted all three of its shootout attempts after Neuvirth blocked Jonathan Huberdeau’s shot.

The Capitals killed three penalties in the first period and were outshot 11-5 but still led 1-0 on Backstrom’s goal with 3:19 remaining. Winchester tied it for the Panthers on a breakaway 8:20 into the second, but Carlson put Washington back on top just 36 seconds later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ovechkin participated in the team’s morning skate, but coach Adam Oates opted to rest the reigning Hart Trophy winner for another game. … Panthers C Marcel Goc was given a 10-minute misconduct penalty for his role in instigating a fight in the first period. … Washington defeated Florida for the eighth time in a row.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Washington
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Points Nicklas Backstrom 1
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Goals Nicklas Backstrom 1
Brian Campbell 1 Assists Karl Alzner 1
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Scott Clemmensen .913 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .939
Scott Clemmensen 21 Saves Michal Neuvirth 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 33 2 1-6 3-3 25 31
Washington 23 3 0-3 5-6 21 35

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Capitals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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