The struggling Washington Capitals welcomed both new blueline addition Brenden Dillon and the Montreal Canadiens to town on Thursday night. The former will hopefully stabilize what has been a very inconsistent defensive unit of late.
Alex Ovechkin put a rolling puck past Carey Price to open scoring. Shea Weber tied things up from the point with a slapshot. Lars Eller burned his former team again before Brendan Gallagher’s quick response strike locked things up once more. Ben Chiarot gave the Habs their first lead of the night.
Tom Wilson with 20 seconds left tied the game with Holtby pulled. Chiarot with the OT winner.
Canadiens beat Caps 4-3.
Kempny-Gudas is literally the only "avoid at all costs" pairing on the Caps roster pic.twitter.com/YSfJfgGtEE
— Peter Hassett 🌮 (@peterhassett) February 21, 2020
— RMNB (@russianmachine) August 6, 2015
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 21, 2020
Alex Ovechkin’s next opportunity for more history comes on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. The Caps will have that game and then another the next day against the Pittsburgh Penguins before the NHL’s February 24th trade deadline.
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