Hockey bettors who backed the Flyers on the moneyline Tuesday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Philadelphia easily handled Washington 5-1 at Verizon Center.
Philadelphia was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Philadelphia got goals from Scott Hartnell, Max Talbot, Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Marc-Andre Bourdon in the victory. Hartnell opened the scoring at 16:16 of the first period.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 of 32 Washington shots in the victory.
Washington got a goal from Jeff Halpern in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 17 of 21 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Philadelphia went 0-for-1, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 33-32.
Next game, Philadelphia takes its act on the road to face Montreal looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Winnipeg.