Capitals fend off Thrashers

Capitals fend off Thrashers

The Washington Capitals held a three-goal lead late and managed to hang on and defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4 Thursday night.

Washington won the game as -130 favorites, and the nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (6).

Eric Fehr, Alexandre Giroux, Mike Knuble, Jeff Schultz, Matt Bradley, and Chris Clark scored for the Capitals.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored a pair of goals for the Thrashers, while singles came from Maxim Afinogenov and Zach Bogosian.