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.

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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.