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Rangers Fall 2-1 Against Washington - Game Recap

The Capitals earned a 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday at Verizon Center.

Washington was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

Mike Ribeiro and Joel Ward each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ward opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 7:44 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom.

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 25 New York shots in the victory.

New York got a goal from Brian Boyle in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

New York got a 33-stop effort from Henrik Lundqvist in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Rangers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington outshot New York 35-25 in the game.