Washington's T.J. Oshie opened the scoring on Wednesday evening, tallying a power-play purpose at 7:09 of the primary interval.
Main 1-0 within the second interval, a purpose from Justin Schultz 2:13 into the interval gave Washington a 2-0 lead. A minute later, Oshie scored his second purpose of the sport, at 3:38, to place the Capitals up 3-0.
Nearing the seven-minute mark of the second interval, Florida lastly acquired on the board when Carter Verhaeghe scored to chop the Capitals' result in 3-1. The Panthers continued to chip away at Washington's lead after Patric Hornqvist scored at 12:27 to make it 3-2. About two minutes later, Sam Reinhart introduced the Panthers all the way in which again, tying issues up with a purpose at 14:41. The Panthers and Capitals entered the second intermission tied 3-3.
The Panthers wasted little time within the third, as Verhaeghe scored his second of the evening at 3:04 of the third to offer Florida its first lead of the sport. Verhaeghe had a five-point evening, scoring two targets whereas including three helpers.
At 15:15, Claude Giroux scored to seal the victory for the Panthers.
After a tough begin, Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky bounced again down the stretch, turning away 30 of 33 Washington pictures.
The Panthers will look to finish the collection and punch their ticket to the second spherical after they journey to tackle the Capitals in Washington for Sport 6 Friday at 7:30 p.m.