- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brooks Laich scored twice and five other Washington players had goals to lift the short-handed Capitals to a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

The Capitals were without star Alex Ovechkin, suspended two games for a hit on Chicago’s Brian Campbell.

Nicklas Backstrom, Eric Fehr, Brendan Morrison, Jason Chimera and Alexander Semin each scored for the Capitals, who beat Florida for the sixth time this season.

Steven Reinprecht, Kamil Kreps and Michal Repik got goals for the Panthers.

Jose Theodore stopped 34 shots for the Capitals, while Florida’s Tomas Vokoun made 16 saves before he was replaced in the second period. Scott Clemmensen finished the game in goal for the Panthers, stopping 16 shots.

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