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Capitals vs Oilers Final: 4-2 - Recap

Washington skated to a 4-2 victory over Edmonton on Monday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -168 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Joel Ward each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Laich opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 13:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Steve Oleksy.

Braden Holtby turned in a 28-save effort for the Capitals.

Edmonton got goals from Boyd Gordon and Will Acton in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jason LaBarbera stopped 16 of 20 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

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

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 30-20.

Washington heads into a battle against the Rangers. Edmonton, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.