Panthers Lose in Shootout To Capitals

The Panthers lost in a shootout to the Capitals on Saturday to fall to 1-2-2 this year

The Florida Panthers played a second game in as many nights and fell to the Washington Capitals on Saturday in a shootout.

The final score was 2-1 and the loss for Florida moved it to 1-2-2 this season. In the shootout, the Capitals scored on all three attempts. Just a day earlier, the Panthers had picked up their first victory of the season in a shutout of the Buffalo Sabres. 

Trailing 1-0 when they entered the third period, the Panthers tied the game on a goal from Brad Boyes. It was the first goal of the season for Boyes and came on a power play for Florida. In all, the Panthers had five power plays as opposed to only two for Washington. Sean Bergenheim and Dylan Olsen assisted on the goal.

A day earlier it was Boyes who assisted on a goal from Bergenheim and both players now have two points this season after entering Friday with none. This is the second season for Boyes in Florida and the 32-year old had 21 goals in 2013-14.

After putting 35 shots on goal in Friday's win, the Panthers had 21 such shots in this game. No Panther had more than two but six players reached that number. 

Due to the back-to-back situation, Al Montoya made the start at goalie for Florida. Roberto Luongo has been on a good run in his last two games and should be back in the net on Tuesday. Montoya did a good job in his first start of the season by saving 27 of the 28 chances he had.

The Panthers will enjoy a couple of days off now before resuming their schedule on Tuesday in Colorado against the Avalanche.

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