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Ovechkin gets goal and assist and Capitals edge Panthers 4-3

  • Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) stands as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate Ovechkin's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) stands as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing Troy Brouwer (20) celebrate Ovechkin's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers center Dave Bolland skates at left as Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16), defenseman Karl Alzner (27), and defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) celebrate Alzner's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Florida Panthers center Dave Bolland skates at left as Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16), defenseman Karl Alzner (27), and defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) celebrate Alzner's goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) prepares to score a goal past Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) prepares to score a goal past Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals earned a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Washington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers.

The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago in the Winter Classic.

Braden Holtby made 29 saves for Washington.

Nick Bjugstad had a goal and an assist for Florida, which also got goals from Vincent Trochek and Dylan Olsen.

Robert Luongo, who was involved in a scary first-period collision with Ovechkin, stopped 18 of 21 shots in the first two periods before giving way to Al Montoya.