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Philadelphia Falls 5-4 to Capitals - Recap

Washington needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday in NHL action at Wells Fargo Center.

Washington was an underdog by +134 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Alexander Semin potted the shootout winner for Washington. Washington got goals from Mike Knuble, Dennis Wideman, Nicklas Backstrom, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring at 7:52 of the first period.

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

Danny Briere, Kris Versteeg, Claude Giroux, and Andreas Nodl scored for the Flyers, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Brian Boucher stopped 13 of 14 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Philadelphia went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 33-23.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head home to face Pittsburgh.