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Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals, who had an eight-game winning streak stopped in Ottawa on Thursday but rebounded with their 13th win in 16 games.
It was Montreal's first loss to a Southeast team (11-1-0) in 2013, but the Capitals always play well at the Bell Centre, where they are 6-0-1 in their last seven visits.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has a mild concussion and will miss the rest of the season.
Hockey is life in Montreal. When the Canadiens are playing well, it might be the best hockey city in the world. But when things get bad, the scrutiny can be suffocating and bilingual.
Still in his skates, Dennis Wideman waded around the tiny visitors locker room at Scotiabank Place with sharpie in hand. It's a ritual of NHL All-Stars to get their teammates autographs, and the Washington Capitals defenseman wasn't letting this opportunity go to waste.
It's funny what a little fresh, cold Canadian air can do to a Washington Capitals team that has struggled so mightily on the road this season.
Miikka Kiprusoff crossed paths with Mike Vernon in San Jose at the outset of his career. Then he moved on to Calgary where he took over his team record for wins.
The NHL returned to Winnipeg with a cold reminder of the challenge that lies ahead.
Team overviews of all the teams in the NHL.
Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in a preseason game Friday night.
The Colorado Avalanche addressed their shaky goaltender situation in a big way, acquiring goalie Semyon Varlamov from Washington on Friday and later signing Jean-Sebastien Giguere to a two-year deal.
Ask anyone in the Capitals' locker room about the goaltending situation all season, and they'll tell you pretty much the same thing: that they feel confident whether Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov or even Braden Holtby is in net.
The Boston Bruins are painfully aware of how teams can come back in the NHL playoffs.
Tim Thomas came out of playoff hibernation and played better than any goalie this season. Now, he'll try to be just as sharp in the postseason for the Boston Bruins.
The New Jersey Devils will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
"We definitely learned some things as a team, especially that series against Washington," Price said. "When we got down like that, we just played with no fear. And I think that's how we've got to go into these playoffs."
"Our guys just played solid defensively. In the second period, I don't think they had but about two shots until the five minute mark," Price said. "We did an excellent job of coming back."