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Washington vs Carolina Wrap - Washington Wins 5-3

Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of goals against the Hurricanes as Washington handed Carolina a 5-3 defeat on Tuesday at PNC Arena.

Washington was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Alex Ovechkin (2), Mike Green (2), and Joel Ward each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 19:21 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson.

Braden Holtby stopped 31 of 34 Carolina shots in the victory.

Jiri Tlusty (3) scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Carolina got a 10-stop effort from Justin Peters in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-3, while the Hurricanes were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Carolina outshot Washington 34-19 in the game.

Next game, Washington takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Tampa Bay.