MONTREAL (AP) -How have the Montreal Canadiens shut down the Washington Capitals' top-ranked power play in the playoffs?
"Simple. It's one-on-one battles," Capitals left winger Tomas Fleischmann said after practice Saturday in Arlington, Va. "They are really fast little guys just going around and taking the pucks from us. We always have one guy on the puck and they always have two and they win the battle. It's tough. We have to get the power play going if we want to win the series."
Washington has only goal from Alex Ovechkin to show for its 24 opportunities with the man advantage in its first-round series against Montreal.
Despite a 2-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 5 on Friday night, the Capitals are ahead 3-2 in the Eastern Conference first-round series.