Recap - Capitals Defeat Montreal 3-2

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

Washington was favored by -235 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Alexander Semin, who beat Peter Budaj in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Washington. Washington got goals from Jay Beagle and Mathieu Perreault in the victory. Perreault opened the scoring at 4:16 of the first period.

Michal Neuvirth turned in a 39-save effort for the Capitals.

Erik Cole and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Michal Neuvirth.

Peter Budaj stopped 31 of 33 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 41-33.

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