Daily Washington Capitals news and notes
Nothing like a little home cooking to keep the Caps right in the thick of the playoff race, as they down Montreal 4-1.
|- 1, Washington Goal - Mathieu Perreault (11), from Jason Chimera at 6:58. Penalties - Rene Bourque, Montreal (Hooking), 1:53.|
|- 2, Washington Goal - Jason Chimera (16), from Alexander Semin at 8:42. 3, Washington Goal - Alex Ovechkin (25), from Dmitry Orlov and Marcus Johansson at 8:58. Penalties - Alexei Emelin, Montreal (Tripping), 4:10; Dennis Wideman, Washington (Tripping), 11:14; Erik Cole, Montreal (Interference), 13:37; Mike Green, Washington (Hi-sticking), 17:12; P.K. Subban, Montreal (Holding the stick), 18:00.|
|- 4, Montreal Short-Handed Goal - Rene Bourque (17), from Alexei Emelin and Tomas Plekanec at 3:42. 5, Washington Empty Net Goal - Joel Ward (6), from Brooks Laich and John Carlson at 19:24. Penalties - P.K. Subban, Montreal (Tripping), 2:25; Jeff Schultz, Washington (Cross checking), 6:08; Jay Beagle, Washington (Hi-sticking), 11:56; Erik Cole, Montreal (Interference), 12:44.|