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Washington Ices Florida 4-0 - Recap

Hockey bettors who backed the Capitals on the moneyline Tuesday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Washington easily handled Florida 4-0 at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2), Jason Chimera, and Mathieu Perreault in the victory. Perreault opened the scoring at 0:13 of the first period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 42-save effort for the Capitals.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-1, while the Panthers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 42-24.

Washington heads into a battle against the Jets. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.