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Washington Ices Detroit 7-1 - Recap

Washington cruised to victory on Saturday, earning an easy 7-1 win over the Red Wings at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Washington got goals from Mike Green (2), Mathieu Perreault (2), Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Green opened the scoring at 14:00 of the first period.

Tomas Vokoun turned in a 32-save effort for the Capitals.

Detroit got a goal from Niklas Kronwall in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ty Conklin stopped 18 of 25 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-4, while the Red Wings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 33-25.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Red Wings will aim to get back on the winning track at Columbus.