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The Panthers came in to the home-and-home header versus Southeastern rivals Washington, high on confidence, but left with team morale in tatters. Having won three straight games, playing the best hockey so far of the season, fans and players alike felt that the Caps looked ripe for the picking. The Capitals were without inspirational sniper Alex Ovechkin and had, up to that point, not done very well without him. Early in the first game of the back-to-back series, Washington also lost their goal scoring defenseman Mike Greene and all signs of victory seemed to point firmly in FloridaÆs direction. However, it was not to be. The Caps cruised to a 4-1 victory in Sunrise and then came from behind to punish the Cats in a third period licking in Washington. Down 3-2, the Caps turned the tables, ...

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