The Capitals beat Carolina 4-3 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Michal Neuvirth's 28 saves.
The Capitals were a -200 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Jason Chimera, Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, and Mike Green each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Semin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 14:28 of the second period. The goal was assisted by John Carlson.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 28-save effort for the Capitals.
Eric Staal (2) and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Carolina got a 32-stop effort from Brian Boucher in the loss.
Washington scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 36-31.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face New Jersey.