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Canadiens 2 at Capitals 1

WASHINGTON - NHL Wednesday night:

First Period

1. Montreal, Bergeron 1 (Gomez, Markov) 19:30 (pp)

Penalties - Plekanec Mtl, Morrison Wash (roughing) 18:00, Green Wash (cross-checking) 19:18.

Second Period

No Scoring.

Penalties - Schultz Wash (tripping) 1:05, Plekanec Mtl (tripping) 11:42, Gorges Mtl (holding) 14:21, Green Wash (holding) 17:22.

Third Period

2. Montreal, Moore 2 (Gill) 16:24

3. Washington, Laich 2 (Semin, Ovechkin) 17:44

Penalty - O'Byrne Mtl (high-sticking) 18:16.

Shots on goal by

Montreal 8 3 5-16

Washington 11?13?18-42

Goal - Montreal: Halak (W,4-2); Washington: Varlamov (L,3-3).

Power plays (goals-chances) - Montreal: 1-3; Washington: 0-3.

Referees - Dan O'Halloran, Brad Watson. Linesmen - Jean Morin, Pierre Racicot.

Attendance - 18,377 (18,277).

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