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Colorado vs Washington Recap - Avalanche Win 5-1

The battle between the Avalanche and Capitals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 5-1 defeat on Saturday at Verizon Center.

The Avalanche were a +115 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Colorado got goals from Alex Tanguay (2), Jamie McGinn, Matt Duchene, and Nathan MacKinnon in the victory. Tanguay opened the scoring at 6:42 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 40-save effort for the Avalanche.

Eric Fehr scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Colorado scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Colorado 41-28 in the game.

Next game, Colorado takes its act home to face Dallas looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Edmonton.