Washington 3, Montreal 0

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 25-18-0-2 17-6-0-1 8-12-0-1 W1
Montreal 17-21-2-6 8-9-2-5 9-12-0-1 L1


Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and sixth of his career as the Washington Capitals skated to a 3-0 win over the host Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Alex Ovechkin locked up the win when he scored on the power play at 10:44 of the second period. The Washington captain unleashed a shot from the point past a screened Carey Price for his 19th of the season.

The Capitals opened a 2-0 lead in the first period, scoring on two of their first four shots.

Mathieu Perreault notched his fourth of the season at 4:41 when he used Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges as a screen and fired a shot over Price’s blocker.

Marcus Johansson added his 10th at 8:23 when he fought off Andrei Kostitsyn and flipped the puck over Price’s glove.

The Caps’ John Erskine received a rare triple minor in the third period – four minutes for high sticking and two for elbowing. The Canadiens, with the league’s worst power play, failed to generate anything on the extended man advantage - even taking a penalty of their own to nullify two of the final three minutes.

Montreal went 0-for-7 on the power play.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Montreal
Marcus Johansson 1 Points N/A
Marcus Johansson 1 Goals N/A
Troy Brouwer 1 Assists N/A
Alex Ovechkin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth 1.000 Save Percentage Carey Price .812
Michal Neuvirth 31 Saves Carey Price 13

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 16 3 1-4 7-7 19 37
Montreal 31 0 0-7 3-4 15 26

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .393 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Capitals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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