Capitals Down Ottawa 5-3 - Match Report
The Capitals beat Ottawa 5-3 on Wednesday, earning a victory backstopped by Tomas Vokoun's 31 saves.
Washington was favored by -114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Jeff Halpern, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Nicklas Backstrom, and John Carlson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Halpern opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 2:12 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Dennis Wideman and Troy Brouwer.
Tomas Vokoun turned in a 31-save effort for the Capitals.
Milan Michalek, Nick Foligno, and Erik Condra scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.
Craig Anderson stopped 39 of 43 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Senators were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 44-34.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Ottawa, they head on the road to face New Jersey.