The Capitals came up short Saturday against the Devils, falling 3-2 in a shootout.
New Jersey was an underdog by +168 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by David Clarkson, who beat Michal Neuvirth in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New Jersey. New Jersey got goals from Petr Sykora and Ryan Carter in the victory. Sykora opened the scoring at 12:18 of the second period.
Johan Hedberg stopped 15 of 17 Washington shots in the victory.
Jason Chimera and Troy Brouwer scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Johan Hedberg.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 17 of 19 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New Jersey scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
New Jersey outshot Washington 19-17 in the game.
Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Nashville.