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WASHINGTON – 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.