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WASHINGTON — The Florida Panther’s quest for their first win of the season brings them to Washington on Friday night to face the Stanley Cup champion Capitals.Florida (0-2-2) lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday to match the franchise record for futility to start a season www.ducksshoponline.com , which was set in 2000-01. The Panthers endured a five-goal second period but rallied to earn a point.“We scored five goals on the road. We won the special teams battle and were the more aggressive,” coach Bob Boughner told the Miami Herald. “So, there’s a lot of good, but still some bad in our game we’ve got to eliminate.”Article continues below ...The Panthers trailed 5-2 late in the second period before Mike Hoffman scored his first goal with Florida. Evgenii Dadonov and Aleksander Barkov scored third period goals, but the Flyers scored twice in the shootout off of Michael Hutchinson (21 saves) and the Panthers managed only one tally.“I had the game in my hands to put us in another round of the shootout, and obviously it doesn’t go in, so going to kick myself a little bit about that,” said Panthers forward Frank Vatrano, who scored two goals in regulation. “We got another game coming up on Friday that we want to get two points.”The Capitals stopped a two-game skid with a 4-3 overtime win against the visiting Rangers on Wednesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored twice on the power play and Matt Niskanen swatted a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist for the game-winner.Washington (3-2-1) has scored nine power-play goals in six games Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Womens , but have scored just two five-on-five goals in their last three games.Both Ovechkin’s goals came from his ‘office,’ in the left circle and even though teams know what’s coming, the penalty killers can’t overplay Ovechkin with the likes of T.J. Oshi and Nicklas Backstrom on the ice. Ovechkin now has 232 career power play goals, tied for ninth all-time.“To completely take him away, other guys are just too open and they’re good enough to score,” Niskanen told the Washington Post. “Are you going to leave (Oshi) open in the slot from the hash marks to cover Ovi? … Guys are good at reading what’s open. It’s pretty lethal.”Rangers coach David Quinn came away impressed by Washington’s power play.“It’s amazing watching them, how calm they are. They don’t get rattled,” he told nhl.com. “There’s a confidence to them and a swagger to them, which they should have. They’ve been playing together a long time www.blackhawksshoponline.com , and they’re the defending Stanley Cup champions, so they should play with a swagger.”John Carlson had a goal and two assists, Backstrom had two assists, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves for Washington.Holtby is 10-2-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage against the Panthers. James Reimer gets the start for Florida and is 4-4-2 with a 2.16 GAA and a .937 save percentage versus the Capitals.Ovechkin has 36 goals and 40 assists in 60 games against Florida. Nicklas Backstrom has 11 goals and 36 assists in 48 games.Against the Flyers, Barkov moved past Pavel Bure for 10th in points in Florida history (252). NEW YORK (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes simply outplayed the New York Islanders in a matchup of teams headed for a spring without playoff games.Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Scott Darling made 26 saves as the Hurricanes beat the reeling Islanders 4-3 Sunday.Van Riemsdyk’s second goal of the season came on a long slap shot with 6:49 remaining to help snap Carolina’s three-game losing streak and continue the late season swoon by the Islanders, who have just one win their last 12 games.Jaccob Slavin, Lee Stempniak and Victor Rask also scored for the Hurricanes.”Our group has mental toughness,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. ”We were real good 5-on-5. It was a good team win.”Anders Lee scored twice and Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for New York. John Tavares had three assists and Jaroslav Halak finished with 35 saves.Rask’s goal with just under six minutes remaining in the middle period gave Carolina a 3-2 lead heading, before Lee tied it on the power play at 8:05 of the third with his second of the game and career-high 35th of the season.Lee took little solace in his personal achievement as his team faces another spring without the postseason.The Islanders are 1-7-4 in their last 12 games. They will almost certainly miss the playoffs for the second straight year after appearing three times in four years.”It’s painful because we work extremely hard and we don’t have much to show for it Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirts Womens ,” Lee said. ”That’s why this is so frustrating.”The free-falling Islanders came out with virtually no energy and the Hurricanes notched two quick goals. Slavin opened the scoring at 2:50 when his shot from the point found its way through traffic and past Halak.Stempniak, playing in his 900th NHL game, made it 2-0 at 4:44 with an unassisted goal from the high slot, his third of the season.Bailey narrowed the deficit to 2-1 at 10:49 of the second, tipping a shot by defenseman Ryan Pulock past Darling. It was Bailey’s 18th goal this season.Lee tied the score at 2, knocking in a rebound on the power play at 12:22 of the second. Tavares and rookie Mathew Barzal assisted. Barzal, who leads all rookies with 73 points, has 54 assists.Carolina outshot the Islanders 13-6 in the first period and 17-11 in the second before a quiet late-afternoon crowd of 10,688 at Barclays Center. The Islanders are last in the league in average attendance with just over 12 www.floridapanthersteamshops.com ,000 fans per game.The Islanders announced in late January they would split games between their former home – Nassau Coliseum – and Brooklyn for the next three seasons before moving into a yet-to-built arena at Belmont Park in 2021.But they have struggled at home this calendar year, going 4-11-1 over their last 16 games at Barclays Center after as 12-3-3 start on home ice.Despite his team’s poor results, Islanders coach Doug Weight continued to look for positives as his first full season as coach winds down.”We fought to tie the game but they got the fourth one and we couldn’t tie it,” he said. ”They came out hard but we had some good opportunities. We battled back.”The Hurricanes have also slumped in recent weeks to again fall from the playoff chase in the Eastern Conference. Carolina hasn’t reached the postseason since 2009. They came into Sunday’s contest 3-9-2 over their previous 14 games.The Islanders were coming off back-to-back losses in a home-and-home set with Washington. They started the game with Tavares unusually on left wing with Barzal at center and Jordan Eberle on right wing.But following Carolina’s two quick strikes, Tavares were reunited with his wingers Lee and Bailey. Tavares’ status is one of many clouds hanging over the Islanders since the 27-year-old captain could become an unrestricted free agent this July and could leave the franchise with no return.NOTES: The Islanders scratched D Dennis Seidenberg and D Brandon Davidson, along with F Ross Johnston. … Carolina scratched D Noah Hanifin because of an upper body injury. … Carolina improved to 8-3-3 in their last 14 games against Islanders and the Hurricanes are 24-9-7 since the start of the 2008-09 season against New York. … Lee’s tying goal in the third came about 40 seconds after Carolina forward Sebastian Aho was whistled for hooking Islanders defenseman Sebastian Aho.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.Hurricanes: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night.