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.
Brian Campbell, Aleksander Barkov and Dmitry Kulikov each scored goals to lift the Florida Panthers over the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday night.
Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Florida Panthers topped the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
While most of the attention from South Florida sports fans has been focused on the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat; the Florida Panthers are quietly trying to make a push towards respectability in the NHL.
Tomas Fleischmann, Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes scored and the Florida Panthers topped the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Wednesday night.
For the second time in five days, Sean Monahan got the decisive goal in a shootout to give the Calgary Flames a win. Monahan scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the Flames to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
For a weekend at least, the Washington Capitals adjusted nicely to life without Alex Ovechkin. With their star forward out for a second straight night with an unspecified upper-body injury, Washington won its second game in a row with a 3-2 a shootout victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Brad Boyes scored two goals, Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and three assists, and the Florida Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener on Friday night.
Martin St. Louis made history. The 37-year old Lightning center became the oldest player to win the league scoring title, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in the season finale for two non-playoff teams on Saturday night.
The Winnipeg Jets were in full flight in their playoff push. The Panthers, however, were anything but.