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Washington vs Montreal Recap - Capitals Win 5-0

Hockey bettors who backed the Capitals on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Washington easily handled Montreal 5-0 at Bell Centre.

Washington was an underdog by +134 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

John Erskine, Alex Ovechkin, Jay Beagle, John Carlson, and Casey Wellman each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 1:46 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jason Chimera and Joel Ward.

Braden Holtby turned in a 21-save effort for the Capitals.

Carey Price stopped 22 of 26 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-8, while the Canadiens were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 34-21.

Washington heads into a battle against the Sabres. Montreal, meanwhile, will have their next action against Carolina.