NHL Game Summary - Florida at Washington |
(Saturday, November 22nd)
Final Score: Florida 3, Washington 2 (OT)
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Stephen Weiss' goal at 1:43 of overtime
lifted the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals at the
The game-winner was his fourth of the season.
Victor Kozlov had a goal and an assist, while Roberto Luongo made 38 saves for
the Panthers, who snapped a four-game road losing streak to the Capitals.
Olaf Kolzig mad 22 saves for the Caps, who have won just three of their eight
home games this season. They are last in the Southeast Division (5-13-1-0).
Jaromir Jagr scored his seventh goal of the season for the Capitals.
Kristian Huselius' re-directed tip-in with 2:53 left in the final stanza gave
the Panthers a 2-1 lead.
The Capitals came right back and scored the game-tying goal with just a minute
left when Robert Lang pushed through the puck to send the game into
The Capitals outshot the Panthers 23-8 in the first period, but could only
muster one goal. They had 15 power-play chances in the first period.
Jagr's quick snap shot beat Luongo just 3:04 into the opening stanza for a
quick 1-0 lead. Sergei Gonchar assisted on the goal, his 17th of the season.
Jagr has now registered a point in seven straight games.
The Panthers got the equalizer when Kozlov took a quick shot that beat Kolzig
8:30 into the second period.
The goal was created due to the Panthers making a speedy line change that
caught the Caps off guard. Kozlov entered the ice and skated down the
right side where Olli Jokinen found him wide open near the net. Kozlov skated
through the puck and put home a back hander, his fifth goal of the season.
This was the 15th time this season Washington has failed to score at least
three goals in a game...Kozlov has played in 500 NHL games...Lang has an
11-game point streak (8g, 10a)...The 23 shots for Washington in the first
period were a season-high...Florida ended a seven-game winless streak against
11/22 22:28:04 ET