Capitals vs Blue Jackets Final: 4-3 - Recap
The Capitals earned a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday at Verizon Center.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Mikhail Grabovski, Joel Ward, and John Carlson in the victory. Carlson opened the scoring at 14:00 of the second period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 24-save effort for the Capitals.
Columbus got goals from Brandon Dubinsky, Jared Boll, and Cam Atkinson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 of 34 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-3, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington outshot Columbus 34-27 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Boston.