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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|06:20 WSH||Matt Hendricks : Cross checking - 2 min (Yannick Weber)|
|12:02 WSH||Steve Oleksy : Interference - 2 min (Brian Gionta)|
|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|