Washington at Florida

Kuznetsov scores in OT to lift Capitals over Panthers 2-1

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STATS/AP

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night.

Kuznetsov skated the puck along the top of the zone, faked a pass to Ovechkin and then charged the net from the left side. He went untouched to below the left circle and beat Al Montoya stick side.

The Capitals have won two in a row and seven of their past eight.

Jussi Jokinen opened the scoring for Florida early in the second with assists from Dave Bolland and Alex Petrovic. Washington's Jay Beagle tied it 2:23 into the third period.

Washington goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves. Montoya had 25 for Florida.

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Scoreboard
Washington  (7-2-0) «00112
Florida (5-3-2)01001
Three Stars
E. Kuznetsov
WAS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
P. Grubauer
WAS


Saves: 26
Save Pct.: .963
A. Montoya
FLA


Saves: 25
Save Pct.: .926

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
None
2ND PERIOD
02:47 - Jussi Jokinen (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Bolland, Petrovic
3RD PERIOD
02:23 - Jay Beagle (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Ovechkin, Williams
OT
03:44 - Evgeny Kuznetsov (5), Snap Shot. Assist: Orlov, Ovechkin
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:38Beagle, 2 min, Tripping
13:41Alzner, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
42.0Gudbranson, 2 min, Holding
16:07Brickley, 2 min, Interference
3RD PERIOD
07:03Beagle, 2 min, Tripping
OT
None
Shots On Goal
 123T
WAS610925
FLA1061026
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Philipp Grubauer 63:44261
Al Montoya 63:43252
Game Information
Attendance - 11207
Referees - Frederick L'Ecuyer, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen - Andy McElman, Derek Nansen
 
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