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Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning run to five games, 3-2 over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Eric Fehr also scored for the Southwest Division-leading Capitals, who are 6-0-1 in their last seven. They are a perfect 5-0 in April, during which Ovechkin has eight goals and Nicklas Backstrom, who had two assists, has 11 points, all assists.
Lars Eller scored both goals for Montreal, which lost for only the second time in seven games. It was Montreal's first loss to a Southeast team (11-1-0) in 2013, but the Capitals always play well at the Bell Centre, where they are 6-0-1 in their last seven visits.
The Capitals owned the puck in the first six minutes and got the first nine shots on goal, but Carey Price made a succession of saves. And it was Montreal that struck first as Alex Galchenyuk led a rush that saw Brandon Prust feed Eller in front to beat Michal Neuvirth for his fifth goal.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Washington Capitals are an impressive 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, and now once again sit atop the NHL Southeast Division with 42 points. As usual, the play of Alex Ovechkin has a lot to do with this recent surge towards a playoff spot for his club. Over the last 14 contests hockey fans have witnessed vintage Ovechkin, notching 16 goals and seven assists for a total of...
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been the hottest player in the league recently and now has 17 goals in 14 games and is tied with Steven Stamkos for the league lead in goals with 26. On Tuesday night he dangled Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder and then buried a nice shot past Carey Price. The Capitals beat the Canadiens last night 3-2 and are currently in...
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