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Evgeny Kuznetsov scores in OT and Capitals complete comeback with 2-1 win over Panthers

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night.

Kuznetsov skated the puck along the top of the zone, faked a pass to Ovechkin and then charged the net from the left side. He went untouched to below the left circle and beat Al Montoya stick side.

The Capitals have won two in a row and seven of their past eight.

Jussi Jokinen opened the scoring for Florida early in the second with assists from Dave Bolland and Alex Petrovic. Washington's Jay Beagle tied it 2:23 into the third period.

Washington goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves. Montoya had 25 for Florida.

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