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Recap - Capitals Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2

Recap - Capitals Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2

Tomas Vokoun stopped 39 of 41 shots fired at him by Pittsburgh, as the Capitals skated to a 3-2 victory Thursday at Consol Energy Centre.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Mike Knuble, Dennis Wideman, and Alex Ovechkin in the victory. Knuble opened the scoring at 1:20 of the second period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 39-save effort for the Capitals.

James Neal (2) scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.

Brent Johnson stopped 16 of 19 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-1, while the Penguins were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 41-19.

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