Alexander Semin scored the tiebreaking goal and Vokoun made 22 saves against his former team as the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night. It was the first time Vokoun faced the Panthers on their home ice since he was signed as a free agent by the Capitals in the offseason.
The Washington Capitals haven’t won since their previous meeting with the Southeast Division-leading Florida Panthers last week. Another victory would significantly tighten the division race.
This season has been a roller coaster ride for the Washington Capitals. After starting the season with seven straight wins, the Caps would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. Luckily, Washington still has 26 games to play before the postseason begins, starting with a pivotal match-up against the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers.
Arlington, VA-Brooks Laich is likely in as the Caps host the Southeast Division leading Panthers in a match up with first place in the division on the line.
The Florida Panthers handed the Washington Capitals their second loss in as many nights. Mikael Samuelsson had two goals as the Panthers beat the Caps 4-2 on Wednesday.
Washington, DC-The Capitals beat the Panthers 3-0 and are the first ever Capitals team to start a season 5-0-0 while Tomas Vokoun got the shutout against his former team.
Washington, DC-Former Caps forward Matt Bradley spoke to the media today about his offseason comments on Alexander Semin & his return to Verizon Center. Listen to it all right here.
Arlington, VA-The Washington Capitals host the new look Florida Panthers tonight in a southeast division showdown from Verizon Center.
Check out post-game video from the final Capitals regular season home game of the season with Sean Collins, Matt Hendricks, Jason Chimera and Bruce Boudreau.
Bruce Boudreau Post-Game Press Conference Locker Room Interviews (Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom)