Washington Capitals Tame Florida Panthers as Ovechkin Scores Highlight Reel Goal

January 9th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals added to their league-best record of winning games when allowing the opposing team to score the first goal.

Washington allowed the Panthers to get an early first period goal last night in their 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at the Verizon center in Washington, D.C.

The Capitals are now a league best 12-11-2 when the opposition scores first and are the only team in the NHL with a winning record when giving up the first goal.

Washington also won their 11th one-goal game of the season last night, which is eighth best in the NHL.

After failing to record a shot in the first eight minutes of Tuesday's home shutout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington needed almost seven minutes to record their first shot last night against Florida.

Florida out-shot Washington 6-5 in the first period and scored just 3:49 into the game. Like many previous times this season, Washington would once again come out flat as Panthers center Mike Santorelli was able to beat an out-of-position Semyon Varlamov to give the Panthers and early 1-0 lead.

The Capitals have now been outs ...

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