The Capitals got a 3-goal performance from Alexander Semin as Washington handed Tampa Bay a 6-3 defeat on Thursday at Verizon Center.
Washington was favored by -185 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.
Washington got goals from Alexander Semin (3), Mike Knuble, Tom Poti, and Alex Ovechkin in the victory. Poti opened the scoring at 2:21 of the second period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 38-save effort for the Capitals.
Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Malone, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Dan Ellis stopped 20 of 25 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-1, while the Lightning were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Washington 41-26 in the game.
Washington heads into a battle against the Sabres. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.