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Florida Panthers beat Washington Capitals 7-4 in season finale

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SUNRISE, Fla. - David Booth had two goals and three assists to lift the Florida Panthers to a 7-4 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Steve Eminger and Michael Frolik scored eight seconds apart to break a 4-4 tie in the third period. Nick Tarnasky added an empty-netter with nines seconds remaining.

Radek Dvorak and Bryan McCabe also scored for the Panthers, who were eliminated from playoff contention on Thursday.

Booth's goals were his 30th and 31st of the season; he became the sixth player in Florida's franchise history to reach the 30-goal mark.

Alexander Semin scored twice for Washington, and Brooks Laich and Alexander Ovechkin also got goals.

The Capitals clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference on Thursday.

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