Found January 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
WASHINGTON -- When the NHL lockout ended, many believed teams with first-year coaches would have the most difficult time getting out of the gates. On Thursday night in front of a restless crowd at Verizon Center, Michel Therrien's Montreal Canadiens looked like a team hitting its stride, while Adam Oates' Washington Capitals continued to stumble. The Canadiens rattled off four straight goals in the second period, including power-play tallies by veterans Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov, and rode the goaltending of Carey Price (30 saves) to a 4-1 win. Price lost his shutout bid with 2:23 remaining in the third period when Joey Crabb scored his first goal as a Capital. The Canadiens are now 2-1-0 under Therrien, while Washington has started the season 0-3-0 under Oates. It's the worst start for the Capitals since 1993, when they opened with six consecutive losses. The Canadiens blew the game open with a four-goal second period. Montreal entered the game with th...
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