Panthers Top Capitals 4-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Mikael Samuelsson had two goals and the FloridaPanthers beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Stephen Weiss and Shawn Matthias also scored for Florida, and Scott Clemmensen stopped 26 shots. Tomas Fleischmann had a pair of assists for the Panthers, who moved into first place in the Southeast Division one point ahead of Washington.
Brooks Laich and John Carlson scored for the Capitals, and Michal Neuvirth had 35 saves.
Samuelsson's second goal came during a power play and gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead. Samuelsson got the puck in the high slot and wristed it past Neuvirth at 4:57 of the third for his first multi-goal game since Feb. 12, 2011, at Vancouver.
Source: Associated Press