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Panthers nip Capitals in 10-round shootout

Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tomas Kopecky scored to cap the 10th round of the shootout, giving Florida a 3-2 victory over Washington on Friday.

After Jason Chimera failed to convert his chance to begin the round, Kopecky delayed a bit on a rush up the middle and beat Philipp Grubauer with a hard wrister to end the contest.

Dylan Olsen and Alex Barkov tallied in regulation for the Panthers, who recorded consecutive shootout wins this week and have taken four of five overall.

Scott Clemmensen picked up the win thanks to 23 stops.

Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward lit the lamp for the Capitals, who lost for just the second time in their last seven outings. Grubauer was the hard-luck loser with 39 saves.

12/13 22:38:00 ET

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