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Panthers Vs. Capitals: Sean Collins' Goal Gives Caps 3-0 Lead

Sean Collins knows that his time with the Capitals is limited as the defensive corps slowly gets healthy, but he will bring a souvenir back to AHL Hershey with him,

Collins' goal midway through the second period has given the Caps a 3-0 lead over the Panthers after 40 minutes.

Collins' second career NHL goal put the Caps up 3-0 at 11:42. A David Booth turnover gave the Caps a 4-on-2 odd man rush. Alex Ovechkin carried the puck into the zone and looked to set up a scoring chance. His pass caromed off of Mike Weaver and bounced right to a trailing Collins, who put a top shelf snap shot past Scott Clemmensen.

The Capitals outshot the Panthers 9-8 in the second period, but still find themselves down 26-15 in that department.

Semyon Varlamov, making his first start since March 29, has stopped all 26 shots that he has faced.