Kings Down Washington 5-4 - Match Report
The Capitals came up short Tuesday against the Kings, falling 5-4 in a shootout.
Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -104 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Jeff Carter, who beat Jaroslav Halak in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Los Angeles. Los Angeles got goals from Marian Gaborik, Dustin Brown, Mike Richards, and Dwight King in the victory. Richards opened the scoring at 2:53 of the second period.
Jonathan Quick turned in a 23-save effort for the Kings.
Alex Ovechkin (2), Dustin Penner, and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Jonathan Quick.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-3, while the Capitals were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 36-27.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Penguins. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Boston.