Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Braden Holtby made 29 saves and seven different Capitals scored in Washington's 7-1 dismantling of the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center.
Alex Ovechkin, Wojtek Wolski and Mike Ribeiro each had a goal and two assists for the Capitals, who have erupted for 18 goals in three victories over the Panthers this season.
John Erskine and John Carlson each scored in a four-goal first period, while Eric Fehr and Mathieu Perreault got in on the act in the third.
Jacob Markstrom, fresh off his first win of the season against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, started in net for Florida and was quickly pulled after giving up goals on Washington's first two shots. Scott Clemmensen yielded five goals on 24 shots in relief, and Jack Skille scored the Panthers' lone goal.
These Southeast Division rivals came in tied for last place in the Eastern Conference, but the Capitals are on their way up with wins in eight of their last 11 games, while the Panthers have dropped four of their last five.