The Washington Capitals stormed out of the gates, going up 2-0 midway through the first period.á But the home-standing Montreal Canadiens scored three straight goals in the second and third periods and looked to be controlling the game. But Eric Fehr snuck a rebound attempt underneath Carey Price with 11.4 seconds remaining with the Caps playing six-on-four, and Nick Backstrom beat Price with a snap shot in the third round of the shootout to lift the Caps over the Canadiens, before a raucous, sellout crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Things got off to an encouraging start for the Capitals (15-5-6). Fehr and Alex Ovechkin scored 1:12 apart in the first period to take a serious 2-0 lead, and minutes later, Ovechkin came in alone on a breakaway on Price.á The "Great Eight" put a qui ...
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