Florida vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 4-2
The Capitals beat Florida 4-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Braden Holtby's 12 saves.
Washington was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Washington got goals from Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, and Jay Beagle in the victory. Beagle opened the scoring at 5:42 of the first period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 12-save effort for the Capitals.
Florida got goals from Ed Jovanovski and Mikael Samuelsson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jose Theodore stopped 19 of 23 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Florida outshot Washington 27-24 in the game.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Carolina.