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“Washington” Ovechkin missed a three-goal lead in the game with “Florida”

The Capitals were leading 3-0, but in the end they missed the victory – 3-5. Ovechkin scored one assist, Kuznetsov two. Russian Panther goalkeeper Bobrovsky saved 30 shots

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Hockey players “Washington Capitals” lost to the club “Florida Panthers” in the fifth game of the first round of the NHL playoffs and are inferior in the series to four wins with a score of 2-3.

“Florida” won on home ice with a score of 5:3 (0:1, 3:2, 2:0). Washington took the lead thanks to goals from TJ Osha (8th and 24th minutes) and Justin Schultz (23), but the Panthers scored five goals after that – Carter Verage (27, 44), Patrick Hernquist (33 ), Sam Rinehart (35) and Claude Giroud (56).

Russian Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky saved 30 shots and was named the third star of the meeting.

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Russian Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin recorded one assist, his teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov two.

Ovechkin extended his assisting streak to five games, repeating Scott Stevens’ club record in 1984 in the first round of the playoffs, the Canadian defender also made assists in five games in a row.

The sixth match of the series will take place on May 14. Fonbet considers Florida to be the favorite – bets on its victory are accepted with a coefficient of 1.90, on the victory of Washington – with a coefficient of 3.15.

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