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Capitals without suspended Ovechkin against Panthers

Goalie Montoya to start for Florida; Washington's Johansson day-to-day

by Kristen Nelson / Correspondent

PANTHERS (29-15-5) at CAPITALS (35-8-4)


Season series: The Florida Panthers have earned a point in each of their games against the Washington Capitals. Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime to give Washington a 2-1 victory on Oct. 31. Forward Jaromir Jagr scored 51 seconds into Florida's 4-1 win on Dec. 10 for career NHL goal No. 731 to tie him with NHL Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne for fourth on the all-time list.

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