Washington Ices New York 3-2 - Recap
|Washington Ices New York 3-2 - Recap|
Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 of 40 shots fired at him by New York, as the Capitals skated to a 3-2 victory Friday at Verizon Center.
Washington won as a -113 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Washington got goals from Eric Fehr, Mike Green, and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Green opened the scoring at 6:55 of the first period.
Philipp Grubauer turned in a 38-save effort for the Capitals.
Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Philipp Grubauer.
Cam Talbot stopped 31 of 34 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Rangers were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Washington 40-34 in the game.
Washington heads into a battle against the Sabres. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.