The Caps got back in action after the All-Star break with a fun-yet-Ovi-less win over the Canadiens in Montreal.
The Canadiens scored first, a one-on-zero as Jeff Petry eludes the Caps defense. Washington replied late in the first period as Tom Wilson took a sweet below-the-goal-line pass from Jakub Vrana.
The Caps added two more goals in the second period: one, an own-goal by Petry and awarded to Brendan Leipsic; and two, a gorgeous sequence finished off by Vrana but made possible by Kuznetsov’s awesome forecheck.
Dale Weise got one back in the third period was the Caps turtled, but Holtby bailed ’em out on the rest. Nicky Backstrom finished it off with an empty-netter.