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Washington Skates Past Carolina 3-0 - Recap

Washington's defense, led by netminder Michal Neuvirth, shut down Carolina 3-0 at RBC Center on on Wednesday.

The Capitals were a -127 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 6.

Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom (2) and Matt Hendricks in the victory. Hendricks opened the scoring at 10:47 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 29-save effort for the Capitals.

Carolina got a 30-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.

Washington scored 0 times on 0 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-0 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 33-29.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face New York.