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Capitals vs Lightning Final: 6-5 - Recap

Capitals vs Lightning Final: 6-5 - Recap

Washington earned a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -145 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Troy Brouwer clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 5 for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin (4) and Nicklas Backstrom each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 14:15 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom.

Philipp Grubauer turned in a 32-save effort for the Capitals.

Martin St. Louis, Nate Thompson, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Philipp Grubauer.

Tampa Bay got a 26-stop effort from Ben Bishop in the loss.

Washington scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 42-31.

Washington heads into a battle against the Panthers. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.