New York vs Washington Recap - Capitals Win 2-1
The Capitals beat New York 2-1 on Wednesday, earning a victory backstopped by Michal Neuvirth's Michal NeuvirthSaves saves.
Washington was favored by -320 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 18:19 of the second period.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 23 of 24 New York shots in the victory.
Nino Niederreiter scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Islanders were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 26-24.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Nashville looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.