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2/24/16 Canadiens vs. Capitals

game recap

Canadiens hang on, end Capitals win streak

Galchenyuk scores two; Washington loses for first time in five games

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Galchenyuk's second goal of game

MTL@WSH: Galchenyuk finishes rush for his second goal

2/24/16: Lars Eller starts the rush and feeds Alex Galchenyuk for his second goal of the game to give the Canadiens a 4-1 lead

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WASHINGTON - Over the past three months, the Montreal Canadiens often have felt after losses that they had played well enough to win. They did enough to get the win against the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on Wednesday. 

Alex Galchenyuk scored two goals, and the Canadiens held on for a 4-3 victory at Verizon Center.

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Canadiens know they face challenge in Capitals

Pacioretty says Montreal must outwork NHL-leading Washington to win

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

CANADIENS (28-27-5) at CAPITALS (44-10-4)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, CSN-DC+, NHL.TV

WASHINGTON -- The Montreal Canadiens are aware of the challenges that lie before them, in more ways than one. 

When they visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, they'll be missing seven players to injury and their relatively young defensive corps will have to contend with one of the top offenses in the NHL while attempting to accumulate any standings points they possibly can. 

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