The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs.
The Capitals fall to the Montreal Canadiens, led by goalie Jaroslav Halak, in the first game of the postseason.
|- 1, Montreal Power-Play Goal - Mike Cammalleri, from Andrei Markov and Andrei Kastsitsyn at 12:36. 2, Washington Goal - Joseph Corvo, from Eric Belanger and Jason Chimera at 15:33. Penalties - Marc-Andre Bergeron, Montreal (Hooking), :52; Alexander Semin, Washington (Hooking), 6:01; Nicklas Backstrom, Washington (Cross checking), 12:11; Benoit Pouliot, Montreal (Charging), 12:53.|
|- No scoring. Penalties - Benoit Pouliot, Montreal (Too many men/ice - bench), 8:34; Joe Corvo, Washington (Holding), 18:19.|
|- 3, Washington Goal - Nicklas Backstrom, from Michael Knuble and John Carlson at :47. 4, Montreal Goal - Scott Gomez, from Brian Gionta and Benoit Pouliot at 7:34. Penalties - Travis Moen, Montreal (Boarding), 10:42; Mike Green, Washington (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 19:33.|
|- 5, Montreal Goal - Tomas Plekanec, from Jaroslav Spacek at 13:19.|