A meeting with the Montreal Canadiens awaited your Washington Capitals on Friday night. The Caps came into the festivities with an 8-0-1 record against Eastern Conference opposition. Could they stay undefeated in regulation against beasts from the East?
Phillip Danault opened the scoring in the second period after being left alone in front. Shea Weber blasted a slap shot about 600 miles per hour to give the Habs a two goal lead. Jordan Weal made it three and Nick Suzuki, four.
Alex Ovechkin got one back on the power play and Evgeny Kuznetsov put a second home on a breakaway. Tomas Tatar sealed it with an empty netter.
Canadiens beat Caps 5-2.