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Washington vs New Jersey Recap - Devils Win 2-1

New Jersey skated to a 2-1 victory over Washington on Friday in NHL action at Prudential Center.

Bettors who backed the Devils were rewarded as -166 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Stephen Gionta and Adam Henrique each scored for the Devils in the victory. Gionta opened the scoring for New Jersey, finding the back of the net at 4:57 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jaromir Jagr.

Cory Schneider turned in a 30-save effort for the Devils.

Jason Chimera scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Cory Schneider.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, New Jersey went 1-for-5, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New Jersey lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 31-30.

New Jersey heads into a battle against the Rangers. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Montreal.