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Capitals Vs. Panthers: Florida Extends Lead To 5-2 After 40 Minutes

The Florida Panthers didn't score as many goals in the second period as they did in the first period at the Washington Capitals' expense, but things still aren't looking good for the visitors.

Sean Bergenheim and Stephen Weiss scored for the Panthers, but Cody Eakin stopped the proverbial bleeding with a late goal as the Caps trail the Panthers 5-2 after 40 minutes.

Bergenheim's goal came on the power play, giving the Panthers three power play goals. It's the second time this season that the Caps have allowed three power play goals. Tomas Fleischmann made the Caps look foolish when he drove wide on Michal Neuvirth and drew all five Caps on the ice before passing to an open Weiss at 12:11. It was Weiss' second goal of the game.

Eakin scored another late goal for the Caps when he took Mathieu Perreault's centering pass from behind the net and beat Scott Clemmensen high for his third goal of the season.