Devils Fall 5-1 Against Washington - Game Recap
Washington cruised to victory on Tuesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Devils at Verizon Center.
The Capitals were a -215 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Mike Knuble, Jason Chimera, Andrew Gordon, Jay Beagle, and John Carlson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Gordon opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 16:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Johansson and John Erskine.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 35 of 36 New Jersey shots in the victory.
Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Martin Brodeur stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while New Jersey went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New Jersey by a margin of 36-28.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Penguins. The Devils will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.