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Capitals Down Montreal 3-2 - Match Report

Capitals Down Montreal 3-2 - Match Report

The Canadiens came up short Friday against the Capitals, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

The Capitals were a +104 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

The win was clinched by Mikhail Grabovski, who beat Peter Budaj in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Washington. Washington got goals from Eric Fehr and Mikhail Grabovski in the victory. Fehr opened the scoring at 5:17 of the second period.

Braden Holtby turned in a 35-save effort for the Capitals.

Daniel Briere and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Montreal got a 24-stop effort from Peter Budaj in the loss.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-4, while the Canadiens were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 37-26.

Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Montreal, they head home to face Toronto.