The Washington Capitals squeaked out a win over the Florida Panthers, 3 to 2, in overtime on December 5, 1997.

Final

FLA

Panthers

8-15-5

2

WSH

Capitals

15-10-4

3

Team

FLA

WSH

1

1

0

2

0

1

3

1

1

OT

0

1

Total

2

3

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

FLA

WSH

Panthers

Steve Washburn (EV) assisted by Paul Laus and Rhett Warrener

1

0

2nd period

FLA

WSH

Capitals

Richard Zednik (EV) assisted by Steve Konowalchuk and Jan Bulis

1

1

3rd period

FLA

WSH

Capitals

Chris Simon (PP) assisted by Joe Juneau and Phil Housley

1

2

Panthers

Robert Svehla (PP) assisted by Ray Sheppard and Ray Whitney

2

2

OT

FLA

WSH

Capitals

Jeff Toms (EV) unassisted

2

3