Capitals Down Florida 4-3 - Match Report
Washington got 3 goals from Alex Ovechkin en route to a 4-3 victory over Florida on Saturday at BB&T Center.
Washington was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (3) and Mike Ribeiro in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 15:45 of the first period.
Braden Holtby stopped 27 of 30 Florida shots in the victory.
Florida got goals from Tomas Kopecky (2) and Peter Mueller in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Florida went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 31-30.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Ottawa.