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Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists and Troy Brouwer had two power-play goals Thursday night in the Caps' 5-4 win over Florida.
The Capitals beat the Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night, but Mike Green almost scored another on a breakaway. Tim Thomas made the save from his back.
Alex Ovechkin returned to the Caps and picked up right where he left off with this goal to beat Tim Thomas of the Panthers.
Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal against the Panthers in his first game back with the Capitals from the 2014 Olympics.