Washington vs Winnipeg Wrap - Washington Wins 1-0
Michal Neuvirth stopped everything that Winnipeg threw at him on Thursday, leading Washington to a 1-0 win at MTS Centre.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -110 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 18:46 of the third period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 26-save effort for the Capitals.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 of 28 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Jets were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Winnipeg lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 28-26.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Winnipeg, they head home to face Anaheim.