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Montreal Ices Washington 4-1 - Recap

Montreal skated to a 4-1 victory over Washington on Thursday in NHL action at Verizon Center.

Montreal was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Montreal got goals from Brian Gionta, Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, and Josh Gorges in the victory. Plekanec opened the scoring at 3:47 of the second period.

Carey Price turned in a 30-save effort for the Canadiens.

Joey Crabb scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 18 of 22 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-6, while the Capitals were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 31-22.

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