Friday, January 25, 2013
Canadiens Vs. Capitals
Coming off a win on the road against the Florida Panthers, the Canadiens visit the Capitals in Washington. The Canadiens have not won the last 6 games they've had against the Capitals, but that changed yesterday. What seemed to be a fair game in the first period as the score was kept at 0 a piece. As the second period started, the Capitals began to take too many penalties, leading the Canadiens to take advantage on a 5 on 3 powerplay. Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec scored 2 powerplay goals putting the Habs in a 2-0 lead. 6 minutes later, Brian Gionta in front of the net recieves a pass from Plekanec, tipping the puck into the net. Josh Gorges, the rookie defensemen, rips a slapshot from the blue line past Capitals goaltender, Neuvrith making it 4-0 Canadiens. Later in the third period, the Capitals would add a goal, but that's as far as they would go. Carey Price made 29 saves shutting out the top shooters: Ovechkin, Ribeiro and Green.