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    September 9, 2018 11:30 PM PDT

    WASHINGTON -- Once the Washington Capitals cracked Roberto Luongo, they cruised to their fifth consecutive victory. Stitched Jerseys .T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller scored on five shots in less than five minutes as the Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 Saturday night to keep their winning streak going. Oshie had two goals in the game and wasnt worried about the veteran team getting frustrated by Luongos heroics.Sometimes youve got to find different ways to score, said Oshie, who has six goals this season. We got a pretty positive bench. We got guys that say the right things on the team. You saw there it took a tip-in goal to kind of open the floodgates a little bit.Luongo was arguably the best player on the ice making 32 saves on 36 shots, and he was on the wrong end of some mistakes by an injury-riddled Panthers lineup. There wasnt much he could do on Oshies first goal that came on a 2-on-1, or on Ovechkins when the superstar made a textbook deflection of Brooks Orpiks shot.Oshies second goal and Ellers -- which came with the Danish ambassador witnessing his first hockey game -- were flashier. But the Capitals dont care how they score as long as they get the job done.We have to have traffic in front, said Ovechkin, who had an assist to go along with his seventh goal of the season. If youre going to put big body in front of the net, its one more chance to put it in on a deflection or hes not going to see it.Luongo stopped just about everything he could see. He robbed Ovechkin from his spot on the power play, got his right pad on Marcus Johanssons effort from the edge of the crease and made such an impressive glove save on a rebound attempt by Nicklas Backstrom that he held the puck in the air like an outfielder showing he snared a line drive.The 37-year-old earned plenty of kudos from Capitals players, and his coach didnt blame him at all when Floridas 2-1 lead became a 4-2 deficit in a 4:45 stretch.Second period he probably made five unbelievable saves to keep it close, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. We made some dumb mistakes. We opened up the ice for them. Theyre a team thats going to capitalize on your mistakes.Jared McCann scored his first goal with Florida after an offseason trade from Vancouver, and Reilly Smith had a power-play goal as the Panthers led early in the third period. But without ageless right winger Jaromir Jagr, who left with a groin injury, and many other key players, they couldnt handle the Capitals onslaught.Things were looking good for our hockey team, and then we fell apart again, said Gallant, whose team has lost seven of 10. It was a matter of time before theyre coming back the way we were playing.After a strong second period gave way to blowing a three-goal lead Thursday against Winnipeg, the Capitals didnt let up after an 18-4 second-period shot advantage Saturday. They got better as the game went on, and the results followed.We play with confidence, Ovechkin said. We understand we cant let different teams play their way. We have to manage our speed, we have to manage our game and we have to dictate the scenario.Game notes Gallant said Jagr felt a cramp in his groin during the first period and was too sore to return. He said the injury didnt seem too serious and called the 44-year-old day to day. ... Washington starter Braden Holtby stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced. ... Capitals 1990 playoff hero John Druce dropped the puck for a ceremonial faceoff on Hockey Fights Cancer night. Druces daughter Courtney died from cancer over the summer after being diagnosed with the disease five times since 2014.UP NEXTPanthers: Return home from their one-game road trip to face their in-state-rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on Monday night.Capitals: Host the defending Western Conference-champion San Jose Sharks on election night in the nations capital Tuesday. NFL Jerseys Outlet . Rob Manfred, baseballs chief operating officer, testified last week during the grievance filed by the players union to overturn Rodriguezs 211-game suspension. A person familiar with the hearing, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Manfred testified the sport wasnt concerned whether Bosch distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors because MLBs interest was his relationship with players under investigation. NFL Jerseys Cheap . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. ;. Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. North Queenslands Michael Morgan has backed himself to return from a knee injury in Thursday nights NRL clash with Canterbury despite admitting he is still in pain.The Cowboys playmaker has been sidelined since suffering the injury in Queenslands game two series-clinching win over NSW in Brisbane on June 23.Morgan conceded he still endured some discomfort after his second training session back from injury but gave himself the thumbs up for the top-four NRL clash with the Bulldogs in Townsville.I dont think it will be 100 per cent for a while, he said.But I wouldnt play if I wasnt confident.It is that type of injury that might hang around a little while but its something that I cant do more damage to.There will be a bit of pain here and there but nothing ridiculous.North Queensland (3rd; 11-6 record) remained in touch with the NRL leaders by going through the Origin period with a 3-3 tally plus a round 15 bye.The Cowboys now have their sights set on their NNRL title defence, hoping to build momentum towards the finals with all hands back on deck. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic. All five of North Queenslands Origin players - Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, Justin ONeill, Gavin Cooper (Queensland) and James Tamou (NSW) have been cleared for the Dogs clash.I feel great, I have always enjoyed backing up, Cowboys co-captain Scott said.Its good to see everyone got through Origin unscathed.Everyone is excited to have all the troops back - its good to get back to normality.Scott said the Cowboys would assess their hopes of going back-to-back in 2016 in the next fortnight.Besides the No.4 ranked Bulldogs, North Queensland also host current ladder leaders Melbourne next round.We are playing teams who will be playing a desperate type of footy - that adds intensity, said Scott.Everyone is excited for the run in. Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 White NFL Jerseys Cheap China Womens NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo NFL T-shirts From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '