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Philadelphia vs Washington Recap - Capitals Win 5-4

Philadelphia vs Washington Recap - Capitals Win 5-4

Washington needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Washington won as a -140 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nicklas Backstrom clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Capitals. Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, and Dmitry Orlov in the victory. Johansson opened the scoring at 11:17 of the first period.

Philipp Grubauer stopped 24 of 28 Philadelphia shots in the victory.

Philadelphia got goals from Mark Streit, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and Sean Couturier in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Steve Mason stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

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

Philadelphia lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 33-28.