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Washington Skates Past Ottawa 2-1 - Recap

The Capitals beat Ottawa 2-1 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Tomas Vokoun's 33 saves.

Washington was favored by -252 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 8:47 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Alexander Semin and Mike Knuble.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 33-save effort for the Capitals.

Peter Regin scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.

Ottawa got a 24-stop effort from Alex Auld in the loss.

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

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 34-26.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Senators will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.