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Washington Ices Vancouver 4-3 - Recap

Jaroslav Halak stopped 38 of 41 shots fired at him by Vancouver, as the Capitals skated to a 4-3 victory Friday at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -158 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Joel Ward, and Tom Wilson in the victory. Ward opened the scoring at 8:17 of the first period.

Jaroslav Halak turned in a 38-save effort for the Capitals.

Shawn Matthias, Jordan Schroeder, and Nicklas Jensen scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Jaroslav Halak.

Vancouver got a 17-stop effort from Eddie Lack in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Canucks were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 41-21.

Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Vancouver, they head on the road to face Florida.