New York Falls 3-2 to Capitals - Recap
The Capitals beat New York 3-2 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Michal Neuvirth's Michal NeuvirthSaves saves.
Washington was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Mike Knuble, Alexander Semin, and Brooks Laich in the victory. Laich opened the scoring at 9:44 of the second period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 29-save effort for the Capitals.
Kyle Okposo and Travis Hamonic scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Al Montoya stopped 19 of 22 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Islanders were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Washington 31-22 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Islanders. The Islanders will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.