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Detroit vs Washington Recap - Capitals Win 6-5

Joel Ward was the difference, potting a pair for Washington on Sunday as the Capitals skated off with a 6-5 victory over the Red Wings at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Joel Ward (2), Jason Chimera, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and John Carlson in the victory. Chimera opened the scoring at 4:43 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 25 of 30 Detroit shots in the victory.

Gustav Nyquist (3), Justin Abdelkader, and Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Jimmy Howard stopped 22 of 28 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 3 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

Detroit outshot Washington 30-28 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Islanders. The Red Wings will aim to get back on the winning track vs Vancouver.