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Washington Skates Past Tampa Bay 3-2 - Recap

The Capitals beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Tomas Vokoun's 24 saves.

Washington was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Keith Aucoin, Alex Ovechkin, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Aucoin opened the scoring at 17:08 of the first period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 24-save effort for the Capitals.

Ryan Malone and Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.

Tampa Bay got a 29-stop effort from Dustin Tokarski in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Lightning were 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Tampa Bay 32-26 in the game.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Carolina.