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Capitals vs Flames Final: 5-4 - Recap

Washington needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Calgary on Thursday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -230 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

The win was clinched by Alex Ovechkin, who beat Karri Ramo in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Washington. Alex Ovechkin (2), Nicklas Backstrom, and Connor Carrick each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Carrick opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 7:30 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Johansson and Karl Alzner.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 27-save effort for the Capitals.

Jiri Hudler, Lee Stempniak, David Jones, and Lance Bouma scored for the Flames, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Karri Ramo stopped 35 of 39 shots for the Flames, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Calgary went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Dallas looking for another win. For Calgary, they head on the road to face Columbus.