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Caps top Oilers in shootout

It took over 20 shooters before the Washington Capitals scored in the shootout Thursday, and defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 at the Verizon Center.

Washington won the game as -140 favorites, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Mike Green scored in regulation for the Capitals.

Shawn Horcoff scored two goals for the Oilers, while Robert Nilsson and Dustin Penner had power play goals in the loss.