The Washington Times - October 17, 2011, 10:24PM

Well, this should be a fun test for the Capitals’ penalty killing. On Monday night, the Florida Panthers – not a team with a reputation for power-play brilliance – scored five such goals at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Yes, the Panthers went 5-for-9 on the power play, against a Lightning team featuring Dwayne Roloson, who is struggling this season but also contributed to eliminating Washington from last year’s playoffs.


Tomas Kopecky, Kris Versteeg (twice), Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison all scored on the power play.

Meanwhile, the Caps have allowed three power-play goals on 14 chances by opponents. That’s a 78.6 percent success rate, good for 23rd in the league going into Monday night’s games.