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By The Numbers: Capitals 3, Panthers 1

Saturday, 02.7.2009 / 10:12 PM ET / By The Numbers
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By The Numbers: Capitals 3, Panthers 1
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  Capitals 3, Panthers 1

33 – Most of the fans had barely gotten to their seats at the Verizon Center for the start of the game when Washington grabbed a 1-0 lead. Racing down the middle of the ice, Eric Fehr's shot  handcuffed Tomas Vokoun for his sixth of the season just 33 seconds into the contest.

17 – Taking a pass from Richard Zednik, Keith Ballard blasted the puck off of Jose Theodore’s right shoulder and into the top of the net for his fifth of the season 8:35 into the first, tying the score at one. It was his first goal in 17 games. His last goal came on December 26, 2008 against Tampa Bay.

12 – Picking up the first assist on Ballard’s goal, Zednik recorded his 20th point of the season. Zednik became the 12th Panther to have at least 20 points this season. That assist tied the Panthers for most players on a team with 20 or more points with the Detroit Red Wings.

6 – It wasn’t a good night for Stephen Weiss in terms of the sin bin. The Panthers center picked up six penalty minutes against the Capitals on a four-minute high sticking penalty 6:11 into the first period and a holding penalty with 50 seconds left in the second period. Going into the game, Weiss had a total of 10 penalty minutes on the season, picking up a minor penalty in five different games.

1:05 – You can’t say that the Panthers didn’t have their chances in the game. They had a golden opportunity to tie the score at two as they had a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:05 late in the third period as Sergei Fedorov was in the box for a holding 14:04 into the third and Shaone Morisonn was called for checking from behind. With Morrisonn still in the box to end the game, the Panthers had a two-man advantage thanks to pulling the goalie, but it wasn’t enough to get another goal.

5 – What is there to say about Capitals defenseman Mike Green. He’s like an extra forward when he steps out on the ice. Green scored twice against the Panthers, the game winner on a power play 43 seconds into the third and then the empty netter to seal it with 1:13 left in the game. Green has recorded at least one goal in the past six games and has five more goals than the next closest defenseman in the league, Nashville’s Shea Weber despite missing 13 games due to an injury.

12 – The Panthers did have a pretty good night containing one of the game’s most dynamic players, Alex Ovechkin. The Russian forward who leads the league in goals with 37 registered an assist on Green’s game-winner but was denied on his 12 shots by Vokoun. The next closest in terms of shots was Alexander Semin’s five. The Panthers had a total of 21 shots in the game with Nick Boynton’s four leading the way.

0 – Florida had three power play opportunities in the game but came up empty on all three chances. Washington’s pressure penalty kill unit only allowed five shots on the 9:56 of power play time for the Panthers. It didn’t help the Panthers that they were only able to win 33% of their power play draws (3 of 9).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 74 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 76 8 33 -4 41
B. Boyes 74 13 23 10 36
A. Ekblad 76 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 67 18 14 -6 32
A. Barkov 66 14 17 -3 31
B. Campbell 77 3 23 2 26
B. Pirri 44 21 2 6 23
D. Bolland 48 5 16 1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 18 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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