- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

MONTREAL — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals to surpass Peter Bondra for the most in Washington Capitals history, and Troy Brouwer scored the only goal in a shootout, leading to a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Ovechkin, who now has 474 goals in his career, and Joel Ward each scored twice for the Capitals in regulation. Braden Holtby made 23 saves to improve to 6-0-2 in his career against Montreal.

Jeff Petry, Tom Gilbert, Lars Eller and P.K. Subban scored for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 15 shots in defeat.

Down 3-2 in the third, the Capitals scored two power-play goals in 1:13 to take the lead. Washington finished 3-for-4 with the man advantage.

In overtime, Eric Fehr came inches from giving Washington the victory, but his shot hit the post to Price’s left.



Washington has won 10 of its last 12 games when Ovechkin scores. The Capitals are also 8-0-1 in their last nine games at Bell Centre.

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