facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Washington 5, Florida 4

Feb. 27, 2014 at 11:02 PM

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin notched a go-ahead goal late in the third period Thursday and Washington returned from the Olympic break with a 5-4 victory over Florida.

Ovechkin's score -- his NHL-leading 41st of the season -- came with 4:17 remaining and boosted the Capitals to a third straight win.

The Russian superstar also recorded a pair of assists and Troy Brouwer netted two power-play goals for Washington.

Brooks Laich had a goal with two assists and Nicklas Backstrom added a goal with a single assist.

Braden Holtby turned aside 30 shots.

Brad Boyes scored twice while Tomas Fleishmann and Jimmy Hayes each added a goal for the Panthers, who fell for the sixth time in seven games.

Tim Thomas made 27 stops.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback