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St. Louis vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 3-2

Washington skated to a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Thursday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -195 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Jason Arnott, Scott Hannan, and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Hannan opened the scoring at 3:08 of the second period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 25-save effort for the Capitals.

Alex Steen and B.J. Crombeen scored for the Blues, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

St. Louis got a 27-stop effort from Ty Conklin in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-1, while the Blues were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 30-27.

Washington heads into a battle against the Panthers. St. Louis, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.