Florida (9-11-3) at Washington (13-8-3), 7:00 pm EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) — The Washington Capitals’ high-powered
offense is quickly making the Verizon Center one of the most
feared places to play.
Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals look for their eighth consecutive
home victory Tuesday when they host the Florida Panthers.
Washington has been almost unbeatable in the nation’s capital
this season, posting a 9-0-1 record at the Verizon Center. The
reigning MVP, Ovechkin has tallied eight goals and 15 points at
home this season.
After posting back-to-back home wins over the Atlanta Thrashers
and Montreal Canadiens, the Capitals failed to muster any
offense on the road and suffered a 3-0 setback to the Columbus
Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Ovechkin and the Capitals hope a trip back home can help them
forget about those offensive problems. But it may be tough
against the Panthers, who are coming off their best performance
of the season.
Craig Anderson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the
season and sixth career as Florida blanked the New York Rangers,
4-0, on Sunday.
Stephen Weiss and Gregory Campbell scored 12 seconds apart in
the second period for the Panthers, who won for the second time
in their last seven games (2-3-2).