- Sam Reinhart scored a power-play goal with 14. 4 seconds remaining, and the Florida Panthers rallied from three goals down in the third period to defeat the Washington Capitals 5-4 at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday.
Reinhart scored short side under the blocker of Ilya Samsonov from near the left face-off dot.
Ryan Lomberg, Eetu Luostarinen and Sam Bennett also scored for Florida (15-4-3), which outshot Washington 27-2 in the third period. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves.
Beck Malenstyn scored his first NHL goal, and Samsonov made saves 46 for the Capitals (14-4-5), who had their three-game winning streak end.
Alex Ovechkin did not score, remaining one shy of the power-play goals record and No. 750 in his NHL career.
Lomberg made it 4-2 at 3: 23 of the third period, shooting into an open net on a rebound.
Luostarinen then cut it to 4-3 at 6: 09 on a shorthanded breakaway, and Bennett tied it 4-4 at 12: 01 when he tipped Aaron Ekblad’s shot from the point on the power play.
Connor McMichael gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 5: 52 of the first period when he banked the puck off the back of Bobrovsky’s leg from behind the net.
Malenstyn scored 11 seconds later to make it 2-0, converting on a one-timer off a pass from Brett Leason.
Joe Thornton cut it to 2-1 at 6: 55 with a tap-in into an open net after Samsonov stopped Ekblad’s shot from the point. It was Thornton’s 1, 355th career point, moving him into a tie with Mark Recchi for 12th place in NHL history.
Lars Eller extended Washington’s lead to 3-1 at 6: 40 of the second period when he skated around Ekblad and tucked a backhand inside the right post.
Nick Jensen made it 4-1 at 12: 40 with a shot from the high slot that hit the stick of Panthers forward Anton Lundell.