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NHL: Washington 4, Florida 0

Feb. 7, 2012 at 9:54 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored twice Tuesday and the Washington Capitals grabbed first place in the Southeast Division with a 4-0 blanking of Florida.

Ovechkin logged his first points since returning from a three-game suspension Saturday and Tomas Vokoun made 42 saves for his fourth shutout this season in Washington's win.

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Jason Chimera and Mathieu Perreault also found the net as the Capitals leapfrogged the Panthers into the divisional top spot despite going just 3-3-2 in their last eight contests.

Scott Clemmensen was beaten for four goals on 24 shots as slumping Florida went down to its ninth loss in 13 games.

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