Washington Ices Winnipeg 6-1 - Recap
Hockey bettors who backed the Capitals on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Washington easily handled Winnipeg 6-1 at MTS Centre.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as +116 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2), Brooks Laich, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer, and Jay Beagle in the victory. Laich opened the scoring at 12:10 of the first period.
Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 31 Winnipeg shots in the victory.
Winnipeg got a goal from Dustin Byfuglien in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Winnipeg got a 12-stop effort from Al Montoya in the loss.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-4, while the Jets were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 31-24.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Winnipeg, they head home to face Tampa Bay.