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Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Wrap - Washington Wins 5-2

Washington earned a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh behind a 2-goal performance from Nic Dowd on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena.

Washington was an underdog by +114 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.5.

Nic Dowd(2), Nicklas Backstrom, Richard Panik, and T.J. Oshie each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Dowd opened the scoring for Washington.

Braden Holtby stopped 26 of 28 Pittsburgh shots in the victory.

Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Matt Murray stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

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

Washington heads into a battle against the Sabres. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Carolina.