Oshie scores twice as Caps beat Panthers to win 5th straight

Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68), of the Czech Republic, skates with the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Lars Eller (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68), of the Czech Republic, skates with the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Lars Eller (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice, including the game-winner during a third-period flurry, as the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller scored three goals on five shots in less than five minutes as the Capitals finally cracked Roberto Luongo. Florida’s goaltender had flummoxed Washington for much of the game and finished with 32 saves.

Jared McCann and Reilly Smith scored for Florida, which was opportunistic despite being outshot 36-24. McCann’s goal was his first with the Panthers after an offseason trade from Vancouver.

Capitals starter Braden Holtby made 22 saves for his sixth win of the season. Ovechkin’s goal was his seventh of the season, and he added an assist on Oshie’s second-period goal.


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