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Washington Ices Minnesota 4-3 - Recap

Washington earned a 4-3 victory over Minnesota behind a 2-goal performance from Alex Ovechkin on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.0.

Alex Ovechkin(2), Tom Wilson, and Richard Panik each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington.

Braden Holtby stopped 37 of 40 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Minnesota got goals from Zach Parise, Kevin Fiala, and Ryan Donato in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Minnesota got a 26-stop effort from Alex Stalock in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 1-for-2, while the Wild were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 40-30.

Washington heads into a battle against the Flyers. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Nashville.