Columbus vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 4-1
Braden Holtby stopped 37 of 38 shots fired at him by Columbus, as the Capitals skated to a 4-1 victory Saturday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Joel Ward in the victory. Ward opened the scoring at 1:58 of the second period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 37-save effort for the Capitals.
Artem Anisimov scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Columbus got a 35-stop effort from Sergei Bobrovsky in the loss.
On the power play, Washington went 2-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington outshot Columbus 39-38 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Vancouver.