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By The Numbers: Capitals 3, Panthers 0

Tuesday, 03.17.2009 / 10:55 PM ET / By The Numbers
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By The Numbers: Capitals 3, Panthers 0
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Capitals 3, Panthers 0

7:05 – With the Capitals owning the play early in the game, it took awhile for the Panthers to get on the scoresheet with their first shot of the game. That came from 55 feet away as Radek Dvorak fired a slap shot at Capitals Jose Theodore with 7:05 gone in the contest. Washington had already racked up four shots on Tomas Vokoun by then.

0 – Florida and Washington had goose eggs in two different categories after one period of play. The easy stat is that they were both scoreless in the first frame. The little more eye popping one? Both teams went without a penalty. The first penalty didn’t come until 4:22 into the second period, off a Shaonne Morrisonn holding call.

8 – Not how you want your power play to work. With Morrisonn in the box for the holding call, Brooks Laich found himself in a one-on-one situation with Vokoun and beat the Cats goalie with a low wrist-shot 5:46 into the second. It was Laich's 18th of the year and 1st short-handed. For Florida, it was the eighth short-handed goal they’ve allowed this season (last time was January 6th vs Toronto – Jason Blake).

0 (part II) – A zero for a stat can almost never be good. And it’s not with this one. The Panthers had 19 shots on goal through two periods of play. They finished the game with 19 as they were credited with none in the crucial third period. Not one single shot. Not good when you consider that they were down just 1-0 heading into the final 20 minutes of play. It was the sixth time in the history of the franchise that they've failed to register a shot on goal in a period.

4 – It was the fourth time that the Panthers have been shut out this season. The last came in a 4-0 loss to Chicago on February 19th. It was also the third time this season Florida was shutout at home (Chicago and Boston on December 6th). Florida was tied for sixth in the league in least times shutout before Tuesday night.

39 – The Panthers had their chances on the power play as Washington was whistled for four minors, including three in the second period. But the Panthers could not capitalize on any of their opportunities. It was the 39th game this season that the power play has not scored a goal in the game. Florida is 15-20-4 over that span. (Note: In one game, Carolina was not whistled for a penalty).

7 – Tom Poti might have been the Panthers worse nightmare Tuesday night when Florida was in the offensive zone. The Panthers finished with only 19 shots on goal in large part to the 6’3” defenseman who blocked a game-high seven shots. Washington finished with 20 blocked shots. Florida on the other hand had 11 altogether with Steve Eminger attributing four of them to the cause.

77 – It was close in the face-off circle between the two teams, but one man dominated at the draw Tuesday. Sergei Federov won 77 percent of his draws (10 of 13). Boyd Gordon was also strong for the Capitals winning 5 of 7. The highest percentage for the Panthers was 56%, belonging to Stephen Weiss (10 of 18).

2 – The 3-0 loss to the Capitals was just their second regulation loss on Tuesday this season. The 9-2-1 record is their best day of the week to play a game. It should be know however that the Cats are 1-2-1 in their last four Tuesday games (at Boston (L), at Atlanta (W), at Pittsburgh (SOL)).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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