MONTREAL - Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals and a fifth straight victory on Saturday afternoon.
Carey Price made 36 saves for a second straight shutout. He backstopped Montreal to a 1-0 win over the Rangers in New York on Thursday night in which Pacioretty also scored the game-winner.
The win for Montreal (32-13-3) left the Canadiens 14-3-1 in their last 19 games. The Capitals (25-14-9) are 1-4-1 in their last games and have lost five straight road games.
Pacioretty went to the net to tip a Tomas Plekanec pass over Braden Holtby for the winner.
Price showed his form early with a glove save from in close on Brooks Laich during a power play.
He did even better as the Canadiens took consecutive minors in the second frame, with a quick pad save on Troy Brouwer from the slot and glove save through traffic on Nicklas Backstrom. Alex Ovechkin, whose shift lasted 4:17, and John Carlson hit posts during the same sequence.
It was Montreal's first win at home over the Capitals since a 6-5 OT win in 2010.
Montreal stays put to play Arizona while the Capitals return home to face St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.
Notes: It is the 24th time since 1991 Montreal plays two afternoon games on Super Bowl weekend. They are 25-17-4-1 in those games. . . Mike Weaver and Gabriel Dumont were scratched for Montreal, while Cameron Schilling and Andre Burakovsky didn't play for Washington.