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Recap - Capitals Defeat St. Louis 4-1

Recap - Capitals Defeat St. Louis 4-1

Nicklas Backstrom was the difference, potting a pair for Washington on Tuesday as the Capitals skated off with a 4-1 victory over the Blues at Scottrade Center.

Washington was an underdog by +210 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom (2), Alex Ovechkin, and Mikhail Grabovski in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 17:54 of the first period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 28-save effort for the Capitals.

Maxim Lapierre scored for the Blues, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Ryan Miller stopped 18 of 22 shots for the Blues, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while St. Louis went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 29-22.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Blues will aim to get back on the winning track at Minnesota.