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Capitals Fall 5-4 Against Florida - Game Recap

The Panthers beat Washington 5-4 on Tuesday, earning a victory backstopped by Sergei Bobrovsky's 23 saves.

Bettors who backed the Panthers were rewarded as -138 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.0.

Florida got goals from Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart, Ryan Lomberg, Eetu Luostarinen, and Joe Thornton in the victory. Thornton opened the scoring at 6:55 of the first period.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 23-save effort for the Panthers.

Washington got goals from Nick Jensen, Lars Eller, Beck Malenstyn, and Connor McMichael in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ilya Samsonov stopped 46 of 51 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Florida went 2-for-4, while the Capitals were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Washington 51-27 in the game.

Next game, Florida takes its act home to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Chicago.