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Lightning Fall 6-0 Against Washington - Game Recap

Washington cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 6-0 win over the Lightning at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.

Washington got goals from Alexander Semin (3), Tom Poti, John Erskine, and John Carlson in the victory. Carlson opened the scoring at 3:09 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 17-save effort for the Capitals.

Tampa Bay got a 14-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-4, while the Lightning were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Tampa Bay 29-17 in the game.

Washington heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Florida.