The Florida Panthers entered Friday night looking for their first victory of the season and oh boy did they sure come out of the gate firing. The Capitals got ambushed in the first period for four goals against, but they weren’t out of this one just yet.
The Panthers scored about 568 goals in the first period, sandwiched around a strike by John Carlson. Snakebitten Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana would pull the home side closer with a goal apiece in the second. DSP tied things up shortly after, but Jonathan Huberdeau struck on a two man advantage to restore the Floridian lead.
Very late strike from Nicklas Backstrom to take this thing to OT. Shootout bullets time!
Panthers beat Caps 6-5.
— Chris Cerullo (@CJC_95) October 19, 2018
— Mike L. (@fakeplasticmike) October 19, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 19, 2018
The Caps head out west for a road trip next and we’ll see you back here for the start of that trip, Monday in Vancouver.
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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