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Capitals Down Anaheim 5-4 - Match Report

Nicklas Backstrom was the difference, potting a pair for Washington on Tuesday as the Capitals skated off with a 5-4 victory over the Ducks at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -168 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Nicklas Backstrom (2), Dennis Wideman, Troy Brouwer, and Joel Ward each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ward opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 13:23 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera.

Tomas Vokoun turned in an 11-save effort for the Capitals.

Teemu Selanne (2), Saku Koivu, and Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.

Anaheim got a 35-stop effort from Jonas Hiller in the loss.

Washington scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Anaheim went 1-for-1 with the man advantage.

Anaheim lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 40-15.

Washington heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. Anaheim, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.