Recap - Capitals Defeat New York 3-1

Recap - Capitals Defeat New York 3-1

Braden Holtby made 35 stops Thursday to lead the Capitals over the Rangers 3-1 at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -126 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Washington got goals from Jason Chimera, Alex Ovechkin, and Marcus Johansson in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 6:59 of the second period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 35-save effort for the Capitals.

Carl Hagelin scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-5, while the Rangers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

New York outshot Washington 36-30 in the game.