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Washington Ices Tampa Bay 6-5 - Recap

Washington needed a shootout to earn a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -155 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Alexander Semin potted the shootout winner for Washington. Washington got goals from Jason Chimera (2), Dennis Wideman, Troy Brouwer, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Johansson opened the scoring at 4:49 of the first period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 23-save effort for the Capitals.

Tampa Bay got goals from Brett Clark, Dominic Moore, Bruno Gervais, Nate Thompson, and Teddy Purcell in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tampa Bay got a 38-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.

Washington scored 0 times on 7 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 43-28.

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