Jay Beagle put the Capitals up 2-0 1:30 into the second period with a wrist shot upon which Mike Condon was screened by Alexei Emelin. The Habs cut the lead in half 24 seconds later, with Daniel Carr scoring his fourth goal in ten games since being called up from St. John's, and his third goal in his past four games. Alex Galchenyuk drew his 16th assist of the season on the play (Galchenyuk is second-best on the Habs behind Brendan Gallagher for points-per-sixty-minutes with 2.61 before the start of tonight's game).
Mike Condon kept his team in the game, making saves on Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie that he would not have been blamed for letting slide. But he battled through, stopping 17 shots in total in the second period.
The Habs had a powerplay with just over two minutes left in the second period, but couldn't get anything going and were often outnumbered on the puck during most of the man-advantage.
Max Pacioretty leads all Habs forwards in icetime with 12:18 and 3 shots on net. P.K. Subban leads all players in icetime with 20:32 through two periods.
|06:45||WSH||Evgeny Kuznetsov (11) Tip-in - ASST: Nate Schmidt (4), Marcus Johansson (13)||1 - 0 WSH|
|01:30||WSH||Jay Beagle (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Wilson (7), Jason Chimera (10)||2 - 0 WSH|
|01:54||MTL||Daniel Carr (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (18), Alex Galchenyuk (16)||2 - 1 WSH|
|03:26||MTL||Jeff Petry Tripping - 2 min against Alex Ovechkin|
|12:12||MTL||Jarred Tinordi Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Tom Wilson|
|12:12||WSH||Tom Wilson Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Jarred Tinordi|
|13:26||MTL||Daniel Carr Interference - 2 min against Justin Williams|
|18:23||WSH||Nate Schmidt Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min|
|17:39||WSH||Nicklas Backstrom Slashing - 2 min against P.K. Subban|