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Washington vs St. Louis Wrap - Washington Wins 4-1

The Capitals earned a 4-1 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday behind a 37-save performance from Semyon Varlamov at Scottrade Center.

Washington won as a -125 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Nicklas Backstrom (2), Boyd Gordon, and Brooks Laich in the victory. Laich opened the scoring at 8:12 of the first period.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 37-save effort for the Capitals.

St. Louis got a goal from Alex Steen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

St. Louis got a 22-stop effort from Jaroslav Halak in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Blues were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 38-26.

Washington heads into a battle against the Stars. St. Louis, meanwhile, will have their next action against Edmonton.