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Recap - Capitals Defeat Columbus 4-3

Washington skated to a 4-3 victory over Columbus on Thursday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -210 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Jason Arnott, Mike Knuble, Jason Chimera, and John Carlson in the victory. Carlson opened the scoring at 1:39 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 20-save effort for the Capitals.

Scottie Upshall, Antoine Vermette, and Fedor Tyutin scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Steve Mason stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

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

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 33-23.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.