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Washington vs Pittsburgh Wrap - Washington Wins 1-0

Washington's defense, led by netminder Michal Neuvirth, shut down Pittsburgh 1-0 at Consol Energy Centre on on Monday.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Washington got a goal from Alex Ovechkin in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 16:38 of the second period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 39-save effort for the Capitals.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 of 24 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-3, while the Penguins were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Washington 39-24 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rangers. The Penguins will aim to get back on the winning track vs San Jose.