Caps squeak past Blue Jackets in season opener

Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals on Wednesday night to help give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets lost this game as -125 favorites on the road. The game�s final score fell UNDER the posted total (5.5).

Olaf Kolzig stopped 35-of-37 shots in the win for the Capitals.

Dainius Zubrus had the game-winning goal and an assist in the victory, while Jeff Halpern collected three assists for the Capitals.

Dan Fritsche pocketed a pair of goals for Columbus, while Gilbert Brule and Luke Richardson picked up an assist each in the loss.