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Capitals rally past Panthers in third period

Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha (39) shoves Florida Panthers left wing Ryan...
Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha (39) shoves Florida Panthers left wing Ryan Lomberg (94) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)(AP)
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 10:33 PM EDT
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T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 shots and the Washington Capitals rallied past the top-seeded Florida Panthers 4-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller also scored for Washington, which trailed 2-1 going into the third period.

Teams had been 0-39-1 against Florida in the regular season when trailing after 40 minutes, 0-22-0 when doing so on the Panthers' home ice.

Claude Giroux and Sam Bennett scored for Florida.

Associated Press 2022