Recap - Thrashers Defeat Washington 5-0
|Recap - Thrashers Defeat Washington 5-0|
Atlanta cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 5-0 win over the Capitals at Philips Arena.
The Thrashers were a +145 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 6.5.
Nik Antropov, Ben Eager, Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, and Alex Burmistrov each scored for the Thrashers in the victory. Eager opened the scoring for Atlanta, finding the back of the net at 2:42 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nik Antropov.
Ondrej Pavelec turned in a 29-save effort for the Thrashers.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Atlanta went 0-for-2, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Atlanta outshot Washington 36-29 in the game.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Islanders. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.