Jets Fall 5-4 Against Washington - Game Recap
|Jets Fall 5-4 Against Washington - Game Recap|
Washington needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Winnipeg on Tuesday in NHL action at MTS Centre.
The Capitals were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Martin Erat clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 6 for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin (2), Troy Brouwer, and Mikhail Grabovski each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Grabovski opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 3:11 of the second period. The goal was assisted by John Erskine and Joel Ward.
Braden Holtby stopped 43 of 47 Winnipeg shots in the victory.
Bryan Little (2), Blake Wheeler, and Grant Clitsome scored for the Jets, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 1-for-5, while the Jets were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 47-32.
Washington heads into a battle against the Oilers. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against Nashville.