WSH Washington Capitals 4
Washington Capitals Capitals Overall (22-13)
ATS (18-17)
O/U (19-14-2)
December 22 2018
- TVAS
OTT Ottawa Senators 0
Ottawa Senators Senators Overall (15-22)
ATS (18-19)
O/U (24-10-3)
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
123
2451 Washington Capitals -170 Under +105 (-1.5) +145 Cover: 2.5
220
2452 Ottawa Senators +150 Over -125 (+1.5) -165 UNDER: 4
000
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Spread ATS
2451 WSH -170 Under: +105 (-1.5) +145 Cover: 2.5
2452 OTT +150 Over: -125 (+1.5) -165 UNDER: 4
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
WSH
-170
OTT
+150
12/22/2018
10:30 AM
WSH
-170
OTT
+150
12/22/2018
10:15 AM
WSH
-170
OTT
+150
12/22/2018
9:39 AM
WSH
-170
OTT
+150
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
WSH
-170
OTT
+150
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+145
OTT
-165
12/22/2018
10:30 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+145
OTT
-165
12/22/2018
10:15 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+145
OTT
-165
12/22/2018
9:39 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+145
OTT
-165
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
WSH(-1.5)
+145
OTT
-165
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
10:39 AM

-125

+105
12/22/2018
10:30 AM

-120

EVEN
12/22/2018
10:15 AM

-110

-110
12/22/2018
9:39 AM
6
-135
6
+115
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
6
-125
6
+105
Recap

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Once a victory seemed likely, the Washington Capitals put their focus into finishing a memorable night for backup goalie Pheonix Copley.

Copley made 35 saves for his first career shutout and the Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Saturday night.

Brett Connolly had a goal and an assist to give Copley all the support he needed.

"We talked about (the shutout) between the second and third," said Connolly. "It's good to see him get that shutout. It's obviously a big moment for him and he's played so well this season."

Matt Niskanen, Jakub Vrana and Michal Kempny also scored for the Capitals (22-10-3). Washington is 7-1-0 in its past eight games and has scored at least four goals in 10 of its past 13.

Mike McKenna stopped 29 shots in place of the injured Craig Anderson.

Copley is the first rookie goalie to blank the Senators since James Reimer in 2011.

"The guys did a great job blocking shots and denying them great chances," said Copley. "It was a real good team win."

The score was hardly flattering to the Senators, but coach Guy Boucher wasn't too disappointed by the effort.

"It wasn't a 4-0 game, that's for sure," Boucher said. "We played really well and had so many scoring chances and their goalie stoned us."

Washington took a 3-0 lead midway through the second when Vrana stole the puck from Mark Stone and beat McKenna with a flashy move. Kempny made it 4-0 at the 13-minute mark when his point shot deflected off Cody Ceci.

The Senators trailed 2-0 after the first period, but it could have been more if it wasn't for McKenna.

Connolly opened the scoring at 1:32 when he redirected Jonas Siegenthaler's point shot.

"When we're ahead in games we're definitely better," Connolly said. "We know when we're behind we have a lot of guys that can hurt you as well, but when we get the first one we settle in and definitely on a back-to-back it makes it easier so it was good to get that first one."

McKenna made impressive glove saves on Andre Burakovsky and Travis Boyd. Bobby Ryan also stopped a sure goal when McKenna was caught out of position.

The Capitals took a two-goal lead late in the period when Niskanen got behind Ceci and tipped Nicklas Backstrom's pass for his fifth of the season.

NOTES: With Anderson dealing with an upper-body injury, Marcus Hogberg was recalled from the American Hockey League's Belleville Senators. ... The Senators honored LPGA golfer and Smiths Falls, Ontario, native Brooke Henderson prior to the game and had her drop the puck. ... Ottawa's Tom Pyatt and Max Lajoie were healthy scratches. ... Washington's Tyler Lewington made his NHL debut Saturday night.

UP NEXT

Capitals: Host Carolina on Thursday night.

Senators: Play at the New York Islanders on Friday night.

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Matchup
Capitals Overall
W/L 22-13
ATS 18-17
Goals For 3.7
Goals Against 2.9
Total 19-14-2
Capitals Away
W/L 11-6
ATS 11-6
Goals For 3.8
Goals Against 3.2
Total 10-7
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
6:00 PM
at Senators W 4-0 W (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-21
6:00 PM
Sabres W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-19
7:00 PM
Penguins L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-15
6:00 PM
Sabres W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-14
6:30 PM
at Hurricanes W 6-5 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-11
6:30 PM
Red Wings W 6-2 W (-1.5) O (6)
12-8
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets W 4-0 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-6
8:00 PM
at Coyotes W 4-2 W (-1.5) O (5.5)
12-4
9:00 PM
at Golden Knights L 5-3 L (1.5) O (6)
12-2
2:00 PM
Ducks L 6-5 L (-1.5) O (5.5)
Avg. Goals For 3.9
Avg. Goals Against 2.6
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 6-4
Senators Overall
W/L 15-22
ATS 18-19
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 3.9
Total 24-10-3
Senators Home
W/L 11-9
ATS 13-7
Goals For 3.5
Goals Against 3.2
Total 11-7-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
6:00 PM
Capitals L 4-0 L (1.5) U (6.5)
12-21
6:00 PM
at Devils L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-17
6:30 PM
Predators W 4-3 W (1.5) O (6)
12-15
6:00 PM
at Canadiens L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-14
6:30 PM
at Red Wings W 4-2 W (1.5) T (6)
12-11
7:00 PM
at Predators L 3-1 L (1.5) U (6)
12-9
4:00 PM
Bruins L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-8
6:00 PM
Penguins W 2-1 W (1.5) U (7)
12-6
6:30 PM
Canadiens L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-4
6:30 PM
at Canadiens L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.0
Avg. Goals Against 3.5
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 5-4-1
Game Summary
1st Period
WSH 18:28 GOAL scored by Brett Connolly assisted by Jonas Siegenthaler and Lars EllerWSH 1 OTT 0
WSH 7:27 Penalty to John Carlson 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Bobby Ryan)
OTT 7:02 Penalty to Colin White 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Matt Niskanen)
WSH 2:04 GOAL scored by Matt Niskanen assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and Alex OvechkinWSH 2 OTT 0
2nd Period
WSH 10:55 GOAL scored by Jakub VranaWSH 3 OTT 0
WSH 6:16 GOAL scored by Michal Kempny assisted by Brett ConnollyWSH 4 OTT 0
WSH 5:49 Penalty to Tyler Lewington 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Colin White)
3rd Period
OTT 10:42 Penalty to Nicholas Paul 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by T.J. Oshie)
OTT 1:39 Penalty to Nicholas Paul 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Lars Eller)
Box Score
Capitals
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
T.J. Oshie (RW) 000110:0016:20
Andre Burakovsky (LW) 000210:0012:40
Tom Wilson (RW) 000220:0014:45
Brett Connolly (RW) 112100:0014:48
Nicklas Backstrom (C) 011110:0019:11
Chandler Stephenson (C) 000010:0012:12
Lars Eller (C) 011210:0014:23
Nic Dowd (C) 000200:0010:51
Evgeny Kuznetsov (C) 000400:0018:56
Alex Ovechkin (LW) 011600:0020:20
Travis Boyd (C) 000000:0010:37
Jakub Vrana (LW) 101300:0014:32

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
John Carlson (D) 000212:0023:21
Dmitry Orlov (D) 000120:0022:09
Tyler Lewington (D) 000102:0013:07
Jonas Siegenthaler (D) 011120:0016:15
Matt Niskanen (D) 101210:0022:03
Michal Kempny (D) 101230:0019:44

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Braden Holtby (G) 0/00.000
Pheonix Copley (G) 35/3501.000WIN
Senators
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Brady Tkachuk (C) 000700:0016:54
Colin White (C) 000312:0017:17
Mark Stone (RW) 000310:0021:22
Nicholas Paul (C) 000304:0014:02
Chris Tierney (C) 000100:0017:37
Ryan Dzingel (LW) 000210:0016:30
Magnus Paajarvi (LW) 000100:0012:14
Mikkel Boedker (LW) 000100:0012:10
Zack Smith (LW) 000100:0015:23
Bobby Ryan (RW) 000410:0015:49
Matt Duchene (RW) 000100:0017:37

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Mark Borowiecki (D) 000000:0016:45
Cody Ceci (D) 000210:0021:14
Dylan DeMelo (D) 000200:0017:29
Ben Harpur (D) 000100:0021:02
Justin Falk (D) 000000:006:55
Thomas Chabot (D) 000340:0021:57
Christian Jaros (D) 000000:0012:04

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Mike McKenna (G) 29/334.879LOSS
Marcus Hogberg (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen Michel Cormier
Linesmen Derek Nansen
Referee Peter MacDougall
Referee Eric Furlatt