Alex Ovechkin scored twice to lead the Capitals over Detroit 5-3 on Monday at Joe Louis Arena.
Washington won as a +168 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2), Mike Knuble, Jason Chimera, and Keith Aucoin in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 7:48 of the first period.
Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 33 Detroit shots in the victory.
Todd Bertuzzi, Danny Cleary, and Kyle Quincey scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Jimmy Howard stopped 17 of 21 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 3 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 33-22.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face New York.