FLA Live Arena in Sunrise will host game 2 of the 1st playoff round between the teams of Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals who are set to meet on Thursday, 07:30 PM EDT. Washington are 1-0 in the series, after winning the opening meeting 4-2 a couple of days ago.
Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals Head to Head
Team P1 P2 P3 Final
The two teams last met on the ice on 05/03 of 2022 and the clash ended in a 4-2 away win for Washington Capitals on the road. Tom Wilson was on the ice for just 1:31, but managed to put his name among the scorers. He sent 2 shots towards the opponents’ net and one of those made it through the goalie. Claude Giroux tried his best for the Florida Panthers. He scored his only attempt on goal for a 17:39 of playing time. Washington’s triumph may also be attributed to the team’s netminder. Vitek Vanecek stopped 30 of the 32 shots, which was enough to seal the victory. Sergei Bobrovsky was between the sticks for the Panthers and parried 34 of all the 37 shots he faced, but that proved insufficient for the win. Washington Capitals are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five match-ups with Florida Panthers, registering 3 victories, while losing 2 times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Florida Panthers Form
05-03-2022 04-29-2022 04-28-2022 04-26-2022 04-24-2022 04-23-2022 04-21-2022 04-19-2022 04-17-2022 04-15-2022 2:4vs Washington Capitals 10:2@ Montreal Canadiens 0:4@ Ottawa Senators 4:2@ Boston Bruins 4:8vs Tampa Bay Lightning 3:2vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5:2vs Detroit Red Wings 2:3@ New York Islanders 1:6@ Detroit Red Wings 6:1vs Winnipeg Jets
Claude Giroux led the Panthers, ending with 1 points to his name. He was on the ice 17 minutes and 39 seconds and attempted 1 shot on the opposition’s goal and it went in. None of the Panthers roster managed to register more than a single point on the night. Sergei Bobrovsky had a busy night between the sticks and was bombarded with 37 shots, 3 of which ended in the back of his net. The Panthers’ balance across the most recent 10 showings stands at 6-4-0 and they are on a streak of L2. The Panthers finished the regular season with a balance of 34-7-0 when performing on home ice. The series between Florida and Washington will continue on Saturday, May 7th in Washington.
Bob making MOVES 🚫 pic.twitter.com/m5jOQZuHgP
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) May 4, 2022
Florida Panthers Standout Performers
- Top Goalie
Sergei BobrovskyGames Played:54Saves Percentage:0.913Shutouts:7
- Top Skater
Jonathan HuberdeauGames Played:80Goals:30Assists:85
Florida Panthers Missing Players
Washington Capitals Form
05-03-2022 04-29-2022 04-28-2022 04-26-2022 04-24-2022 04-22-2022 04-20-2022 04-18-2022 04-16-2022 04-14-2022 2:4@ Florida Panthers 3:2@ New York Rangers 5:1@ New York Islanders 1:4vs New York Islanders 3:4vs Toronto Maple Leafs 0:2@ Arizona Coyotes 4:3@ Vegas Golden Knights 2:3@ Colorado Avalanche 4:8@ Montreal Canadiens 7:3@ Toronto Maple Leafs
The Capitals scored 3 unanswered goals in the 3rd period in a come from behind 4-2 victory when coming up against the Panthers for game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. The Capitals led by Tom Wilson, who ended with 1 point on the night. He tried 2 shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with 1, for a combined 1 minutes and 31 seconds of game time. Another reason for the team’s victory was the brilliant performance of Vitek Vanecek who stopped 30 of the 32 shots that were sent towards his goal. The team owns a 4-4-2 balance for the previous 10 meetings and as of now are on a streak of one win. Washington’s away record for the regular NHL season stands at 25-10-6.
— x – Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 4, 2022
Washington Capitals Standout Performers
- Top Goalie
Ilya SamsonovGames Played:44Saves Percentage:0.896Shutouts:8
- Top Skater
Alex OvechkinGames Played:77Goals:50Assists:40
Washington Capitals Missing Players
1`10:15-Nicklas Backstrom2 minutes for Hooking Jonathan Huberdeau
1`16:20Aaron EkbladAleksander Barkov1-0
1`17:58Aleksander BarkovAnthony Duclair, Jonathan Huberdeau2-0
1`18:06-Vitek Vanecek2 minutes for Delay of game (served by Anthony Mantha)
2`00:38Radko Gudas2 minutes for Roughing Garnet Hathaway-
2`00:38-Garnet Hathaway2 minutes for Roughing Radko Gudas
2`02:07Anton Lundell2 minutes for Hooking T.J. Oshie-