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.