Apr 9, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) during the first period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Habs Drop Final Home Game to Capitals

It was another rough night for Habs players and fans. The Canadiens suffered there 4th loss in 5 games on Saturday night to the Washington Capitals. It was there final home game of the regular season, which made it even more important.

Both Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored a pair of goals in the Capitals 13th win in 16 games. With those two goals, Ovechkin has reached the 30-goal mark.

Another poor showing for Carey Price didn’t help the Canadiens at all. The team just couldn’t get anything going and that cost them. The Habs will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they visit the Devils.

The Capitals next game will be at home, as they face the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night with both teams battling for first place in the Southeast Division. Washington has a three-point lead and each team has three games remaining in the regular season.

Take a look at highlights, scoring summary and more below:

Highlights:

 

Scoring Summary:

1ST PERIOD
04:49               WSH A. Ovechkin (29) Wrist – ASST: N. Backstrom (39) 1 – 0 WSH
05:57               WSH T. Brouwer (18) Wrist – ASST: K. Alzner (4) AND M. Ribeiro (32) 2 – 0 WSH
2ND PERIOD
03:49 WSH T. Brouwer (19) Wrist – ASST: M. Johansson (14) AND M. Ribeiro (33) 3 – 0 WSH
07:50 WSH PPG - N. Backstrom (7) Wrist – ASST:A. Ovechkin (21) AND M. Green (10) 4 – 0 WSH
3RD PERIOD
13:23     WSH PPG - A. Ovechkin (30) Slap – ASST:M. Green (11) AND M. Ribeiro (34) 5 – 0 WSH
14:51      MTL M. Pacioretty (13) Wrist – ASST: T. Plekanec (19) AND J. Gorges (6) 5 – 1 WSH
Penalty Summary:
1ST PERIOD
06:20 WSH Matt Hendricks : Cross checking  - 2 min (Yannick Weber)
12:02 WSH Steve Oleksy : Interference  - 2 min  (Brian Gionta)
2ND PERIOD
00:18    WSH Martin Erat : Holding the stick  - 2 min  (Yannick Weber)
07:11     MTL David Desharnais : Holding  - 2 min  (Mike Ribeiro)
10:23    WSH Mike Green : Tripping  - 2 min  (Michael Ryder)
18:41    WSH Mike Ribeiro : Too many men on the ice  - 2 min
3RD PERIOD
12:05  MTL Tomas Plekanec : Hi-sticking  - 2 min  (Mathieu Perreault)
18:10  MTL Brian Gionta : Roughing  - 2 min  (Jack Hillen)
18:10 WSH Jack Hillen : Roughing  - 2 min  (Brian Gionta)
19:11  MTL P.K. Subban : Slashing  - 2 min  (Nicklas Backstrom)

Tags: Montreal Canadiens Recap Washington Capitals

comments powered by Disqus