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Washington Ices Nashville 4-1 - Recap

The Predators came up short Tuesday against the Capitals, falling 4-1.

The Capitals were a -140 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Washington got goals from Alexander Semin, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 7:42 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 20-save effort for the Capitals.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Anders Lindback stopped 19 of 23 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Nashville went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Nashville 23-21 in the game.

Washington heads into a battle against the Devils. Nashville, meanwhile, will have their next action against Columbus.