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Recap - Rangers Defeat Washington 2-1

New York needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Washington on Monday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

New York was an underdog by +165 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Artem Anisimov, who beat Braden Holtby in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. Marian Gaborik scored for the Rangers in the victory. Gaborik opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 13:19 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Brian Boyle and Sean Avery.

Martin Biron turned in a 22-save effort for the Rangers.

Washington got a goal from Matt Hendricks in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Washington got a 28-stop effort from Braden Holtby in the loss.

On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Capitals were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 29-23.

New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.