Alex Ovechkin played his weakest game of the season, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.
Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals Thursday night, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.
For a weekend at least, the Washington Capitals adjusted nicely to life without Alex Ovechkin.
The Washington Capitals resorted to a familiar formula against the Florida Panthers — find Alex Ovechkin and let him do the rest.
The visiting Capitals try to continue their postseason push Saturday night when the Florida Panthers look to extend their season-best winning streak to four.
What a way to start: four goals in eight shots.
Troy Brouwer scored 32 seconds into overtime for the Washington Capitals, who rallied from a late two-goal deficit and beat the Florida Panthers 6-5 on Tuesday night.
So far this season very little has gone right for the Washington Capitals. On Saturday night, everything did.
The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Casey Wellman from the Florida Panthers for center Zach Hamill in a swap of minor-leaguers.
Brooks Laich scored a goal of his own to help the Washington Capitals clinch their fifth straight playoff berth by defeating the Florida Panthers 4-2.