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Ovechkin, Capitals look to get back on track vs. Panthers

Feb 1, 2007 - 4:37 PM Washington (21-23-7) at Florida (19-23-10) 7:30 pm EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- While All-Star Alex Ovechkin is on top of his game, the rest of the Washington Capitals are not following suit.

The Capitals look to reverse their recent losing trend Thursday when they visit the Florida Panthers.

Ovechkin continued his stellar play, taking over the NHL lead in goals with his 32nd tally in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. He also set a career high with a point in his 12th straight contest.

The Capitals are 2-7-0 when their superstar left wing is held without a point. However, they are not faring much better when Ovechkin does record a point.

Holding down 12th place in the Eastern Conference, Washington is seven points behind Tampa Bay for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Florida was blanked, 3-0, by Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Ed Belfour made 21 saves for the Panthers.

Florida has fared worse than Washington this season. The Panthers are tied for 13th in the conference and are eight points behind for the final playoff spot.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 2 3
    FLORIDA 2 3 1 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - JOZEF STUMPEL 14 (ROSTISLAV OLESZ, JAY BOUWMEESTER)
    1:17
    FLA - (PP) MARTIN GELINAS 7 (STEPHEN WEISS, JOEL
    KWIATKOWSKI) 14:34
    WAS - (PP) CHRIS CLARK 22 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS, ALEXANDER SEMIN)
    18:27
    2ND PRD: FLA - VI

    Feb 1 10:06 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 3
    FLORIDA 6
    3RD PRD: FLA - (PP) MARTIN GELINAS 8 (STEPHEN WEISS, RUSLAN SALEI)
    13:31

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 10:00 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 3
    FLORIDA 5
    3RD PRD: WAS - (PP) DAINIUS ZUBRUS 18 (CHRIS CLARK, ALEXANDER SEMIN)
    11:58

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 9:51 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 2
    FLORIDA 5
    3RD PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 33 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS, BEN CLYMER) 2:32

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 9:30 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1
    FLORIDA 2 3 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - JOZEF STUMPEL 14 (ROSTISLAV OLESZ, JAY BOUWMEESTER)
    1:17
    FLA - (PP) MARTIN GELINAS 7 (STEPHEN WEISS, JOEL
    KWIATKOWSKI) 14:34
    WAS - (PP) CHRIS CLARK 22 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 18:27
    2

    Feb 1 9:08 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    FLORIDA 5
    2ND PRD: FLA - JURAJ KOLNIK 6 (JOZEF STUMPEL, STEVE MONTADOR) 13:29

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 8:57 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    FLORIDA 4
    2ND PRD: FLA - (PP) JOZEF STUMPEL 15 (RUSLAN SALEI, OLLI JOKINEN) 8:14
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 8:50 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    FLORIDA 3
    2ND PRD: FLA - VILLE PELTONEN 9 (JURAJ KOLNIK, JAY BOUWMEESTER) 5:41

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 8:43 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1
    FLORIDA 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: FLA - JOZEF STUMPEL 14 (ROSTISLAV OLESZ, JAY BOUWMEESTER)
    1:17
    FLA - (PP) MARTIN GELINAS 7 (STEPHEN WEISS, JOEL
    KWIATKOWSKI) 14:34
    WAS - (PP) CHRIS CLARK 22 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 18:27
    S

    Feb 1 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    FLORIDA 2
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) CHRIS CLARK 22 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS, ALEXANDER
    OVECHKIN) 18:27

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 0
    FLORIDA 2
    1ST PRD: FLA - (PP) MARTIN GELINAS 7 (STEPHEN WEISS, JOEL KWIATKOWSKI)
    14:34

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 8:05 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 0
    FLORIDA 1
    1ST PRD: FLA - JOZEF STUMPEL 14 (ROSTISLAV OLESZ, JAY BOUWMEESTER)
    1:17

    Capitals vs. PanthersFeb 1 7:42 PM