WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitals scored on all three shots in the shootout, and Justin Peters made 20 saves in his start this season to lift Washington over the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night.
Jason Chimera scored his first goal of the young season for the Capitals (3-0-2), who improved to 10-0-1 in their last 11 meetings against their former division rival.
Brad Boyes’ power play goal for Florida (1-3-1) tied the game early in the third period.
Each team scored on its first shootout attempt, and Nicklas Backstrom then put the Capitals ahead 2-1. After Peters stopped Jussi Jokinen, Alex Ovechkin scored the clincher for Washington.
In a matchup of backups, Peters outdueled Al Montoya. The Panthers have scored five goals in five games. Washington outshot Florida 28-21 overall.
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