Tomas Plekanec scored his third goal of the young season, and the Montreal Canadiens recovered from a slow start Thursday night for a 2-1 shootout win over the Washington Capitals and new coach Barry Trotz.
Alex Ovechkin was back — and so were the Washington Capitals’ winning ways.
Mikhail Grabovski tied the score with 5:32 left in the third period and had the go-ahead goal in a shootout to help the Washington Capitals snap their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.
After David Desharnais had scored his long-awaited first goal of the season, after his team had taken a three-goal lead that prompted Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates to call out his veterans, and after Alex Ovechkin had scored twice to take the solo lead among NHL goal-scorers, there was still a lead for the Montreal Canadiens to preserve in the closing minutes.
The goals keep going in for Alex Ovechkin — and the Washington Capitals keep winning.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning run to five games, 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Andrei Markov’s resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.
Nicklas Backstrom gave the Caps a spark as they blew a two goal lead for the third time in their last five, but held on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in a shootout.
Arlington, VA-Nicklas Backstrom is set to make his return tonight after missing the last forty games with a concussion and just in the nick of time.
Washington, DC-Alex Ovechkin led the Washington Capitals to a huge 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens as they keep their playoff hopes alive.