Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Alex Ovechkin registered a hat trick and had
an assist as the Washington Capitals downed the Florida Panthers, 4-3, on
Mike Ribeiro added a goal for the Capitals, who moved into ninth place in the
Eastern Conference standings with 40 points following the win. Braden Holtby
had 27 saves in the win.
Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves but allowed all four goals for the Panthers, who
scored all of their goals in the third period. Tomas Kopecky had a pair of
goals and Peter Mueller lit the lamp once in the setback.
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