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Caps win OT thriller over Habs

Caps win OT thriller over Habs

Nicklas Backstrom scored 31 seconds into overtime as the Washington Capitals came back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 Saturday in overtime and even the Eastern Conference best-of-seven at a game apiece.

Washington won the game as -330 favorites, while the 11 goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (6) set by sportsbooks.

Backstrom finished with a hat trick, while singles came from Alexander Ovechkin, Eric Fehr, and John Carlson.

Andrei Kostitsyn potted a hat trick for the Canadiens, while Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec added singles in the loss.