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Washington Skates Past Carolina 2-1 - Recap

Braden Holtby stopped 40 shots against Carolina on Friday, leading Washington to a 2-1 victory at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -158 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin and Matt Hendricks in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 0:47 of the third period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 40-save effort for the Capitals.

Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Cam Ward stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 41-26.

Washington heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Columbus.