Washington Capitals: Offensive Explosion Leads to Impressive 5-0 Win vs. Florida

February 9th, 2013 by Barry Leonard Leave a reply »
Things turned around for the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Though it was just one game, all involved with the Caps have to be hopeful that things are looking up. Washington exploded for five goals and dominated the Florida Panthers 5-0 at home for just the third win of the season.

Washington struck first late in the opening period on a goal by Troy Brouwer.

The winger kept things after the first intermission, scoring a power-play goal just three minutes into the second period. Joel Ward, who was tied for the team lead in goals entering the contest, added his fifth of the year at 11:55 of the second frame.

The Capitals added insurance goals in the third period by Alex Ovechkin and Mathieu Perreault. Washington has to feel good that its superstar has started to show signs of life. Ovechkin now has four goals on the season and has scored in two straight games.

Florida goalie Jose Theodore, a former Capital, struggled in the contest and was chased from the crease in the third period after allowing the fifth goal of the game.

Head coach Adam Oates made a big change in the lineup that ended up paying off. ...

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