Washington vs Montreal Wrap - Washington Wins 3-2
The Capitals beat Montreal 3-2 on Tuesday, earning a victory backstopped by Michal Neuvirth's 27 saves.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as +142 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Eric Fehr, Alex Ovechkin, and Jack Hillen in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring at 7:50 of the second period.
Michal Neuvirth turned in a 27-save effort for the Capitals.
Lars Eller (2) scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.
Carey Price stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-1, while the Canadiens were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 29-27.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track at Buffalo.