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NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Washington



(Friday, November 29th)

Final Score: Washington 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Mikhail Grabovski scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout as the Washington Capitals took a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.

In the fourth round, Grabovski faked a slap shot then snuck the puck between the pads of Peter Budaj. Braden Holtby then poke-checked the puck away from Tomas Plekanec for the win.

Grabovski and Eric Fehr each posted a goal and an assist, while Holtby turned away 35 shots for the Capitals, who snapped a four-game slide.

"It's huge for us right now. Maybe it was not our best game, but we spend lots of time in the offensive zone," Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin said. "Of course we make a couple mistakes, but right now, it's two points and we'll take it."

Plekanec had a goal and an assist, and Danny Briere lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who had a four-game winning streak stopped. Budaj made 24 stops in the loss.

"I thought we were the team that dictated the game in the third [period]. I thought we played well enough to win the game, so I'm disappointed that we came up short, but I believe our effort was there and when you go to a shootout, you never know. We found a way to score two goals but it was not good enough," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said.

With Montreal holding a one-goal lead late in the third, the Caps tied the game as Fehr sent a pass from the left corner that hit off a Hab and went to Grabovski, who swept the puck in from the slot with 5:32 left.

The first goal of the game went to Montreal, as Briere got the puck behind the net and wrapped it in from the left side at 15:20 of the first period.

Washington tied the game at 5:17 of the second period as Budaj misplayed the puck behind the net, with Grabovski getting it out front and Fehr putting the puck into the empty-net.

Montreal, though, took a 2-1 lead just 1:07 later on a 3-on-1 break as Plekanec skated it in down the right wing before centering it for Brian Gionta, whose shot was stopped but Plekanec stuffed in the rebound for his eighth of the year.

Game Notes

Washington forward Brooks Laich was out with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day ... Washington plays in New York against the Islanders on Saturday ... Montreal hosts Toronto on Saturday ... Montreal took a 3-2 win in Washington last Friday ... Montreal was 0-for-2 on the power play while Washington failed on its four chances.

11/29 21:43:45 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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