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Washington Skates Past Edmonton 4-1 - Recap

The Capitals earned a 4-1 victory over the Oilers on Thursday at Rexall Place.

Washington won as a -122 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Jason Chimera, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Joel Ward in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 18:13 of the first period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 30-save effort for the Capitals.

Edmonton got a goal from Justin Schultz in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Edmonton got a 22-stop effort from Devan Dubnyk in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Oilers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 31-26.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Oilers will aim to get back on the winning track at Phoenix.