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Recap - Capitals Defeat Montreal 4-2

Recap - Capitals Defeat Montreal 4-2

Marcus Johansson scored a pair of goals against the Canadiens as Washington handed Montreal a 4-2 defeat on Tuesday at Bell Centre.

Washington was an underdog by +105 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Marcus Johansson (2), Mike Knuble, and Brooks Laich each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Johansson opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 1:06 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Dennis Wideman and Braden Holtby.

Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 26 Montreal shots in the victory.

Montreal got goals from Travis Moen and Andrei Kostitsyn in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Montreal got a 37-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.

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

Washington outshot Montreal 41-26 in the game.

Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Red Wings. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.