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Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, of Sweden stops a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The Capitals won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, of Sweden stops a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The Capitals won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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