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Washington got a 36-save performance from Braden Holtby as the Capitals handed Carolina a 5-2 loss on Thursday at PNC Arena.

Washington won as a +115 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Washington got goals from Troy Brouwer (2), Jason Chimera, Eric Fehr, and Joel Ward in the victory. Ward opened the scoring at 1:02 of the first period.

Braden Holtby stopped 36 of 38 Carolina shots in the victory.

Radek Dvorak and Jiri Tlusty scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Carolina got a 16-stop effort from Anton Khudobin in the loss.

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

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 38-21.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.