Daily Washington Capitals news and notes
The Panthers make a brief stop at home in the middle of road trips tonight to host the Washington Capitals, but former Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun will not be playing. The Panthers hold a five-point lead for the division on the Capitals and have a good opportunity to extend that lead tonight.
|- 1, Florida Power-Play Goal - Stephen Weiss (10), from Brian Campbell and Dmitry Kulikov at 6:50. 2, Florida Goal - Mike Santorelli (4), from Dmitry Kulikov and Mike Weaver at 7:03. 3, Florida Power-Play Goal - Dmitry Kulikov (3), from Brian Campbell and Stephen Weiss at 16:31. 4, Washington Goal - Mike Knuble (3), from Marcus Johansson and Dmitri Orlov at 17:11. Penalties - Kris Versteeg, Florida (Cross checking), 2:58; Mathieu Perreault, Washington (Hi-sticking), 5:47; John Erskine, Washington (Instigator), 10:22; John Erskine, Washington (Fighting (maj)), 10:22; John Erskine, Washington (Misconduct (10 min)), 10:22; Bracken Kearns, Florida (Fighting (maj)), 10:22; Troy Brouwer, Washington (Interference), 15:16; Karl Alzner, Washington (Boarding), 19:55.|
|- 5, Florida Power-Play Goal - Sean Bergenheim (4), from Shawn Matthias and Jason Garrison at 3:41. 6, Florida Goal - Stephen Weiss (11), from Tomas Fleischmann and Brian Campbell at 12:11. 7, Washington Goal - Cody Eakin (3), from Mathieu Perreault and John Carlson at 19:40. Penalties - Dmitri Orlov, Washington (Slashing), 2:12.|
|- 8, Washington Goal - Brooks Laich (6), from Joel Ward and John Carlson at 12:09. 9, Washington Goal - Jason Chimera (11), from John Carlson and Jeff Halpern at 18:16. Penalties - Mike Weaver, Florida (Hooking), 3:29; Nicklas Backstrom, Washington (Holding), 12:36.|