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Recap - Devils Defeat Washington 2-1

New Jersey skated to a 2-1 victory over Washington on Friday in NHL action at Prudential Center.

New Jersey won as a -125 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

New Jersey got goals from Tuomo Ruutu and Ryan Carter in the victory. Ruutu opened the scoring at 12:21 of the second period.

Cory Schneider turned in a 24-save effort for the Devils.

Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Cory Schneider.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New Jersey scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New Jersey outshot Washington 31-25 in the game.

Next game, New Jersey takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face New York.