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Canadiens Fall 5-1 Against Washington - Game Recap

Washington cruised to victory on Saturday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Canadiens at Bell Centre.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as +130 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Alex Ovechkin (2), Troy Brouwer (2), and Nicklas Backstrom each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 4:49 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Nicklas Backstrom.

Braden Holtby stopped 35 of 36 Montreal shots in the victory.

Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Montreal got a 20-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 2-for-3, while the Canadiens were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 36-25.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.