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Washington vs Ottawa Recap - Senators Win 5-2

Ottawa got a pair of goals from Milan Michalek as the Senators skated to a 5-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Scotiabank Place.

Bettors who backed the Senators were rewarded as -147 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Milan Michalek (2), Chris Phillips, Nick Foligno, and Erik Karlsson each scored for the Senators in the victory. Karlsson opened the scoring for Ottawa, finding the back of the net at 9:36 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.

Craig Anderson turned in a 33-save effort for the Senators.

Washington got goals from Mathieu Perreault and John Carlson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Washington got a 14-stop effort from Michal Neuvirth in the loss.

On the power play, Ottawa went 2-for-3, while the Capitals were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot Ottawa 35-26 in the game.

Ottawa looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Montreal.