Capitals Down Toronto 3-2 - Match Report
The Capitals earned a 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Friday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -162 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Joel Ward each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 6:39 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Mikhail Grabovski and Mike Green.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 32-save effort for the Capitals.
Toronto got goals from Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-4, while the Maple Leafs were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 35-34.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Maple Leafs will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.