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Smith-Pelly's go-ahead goal

WSH@MTL: Smith-Pelly tips in awkward go-ahead goal

Devante Smith-Pelly crashes the net and tips the puck high over Charlie Lindgren, giving the Capitals a 3-2 lead late in the 3rd

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Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:54 left in the third period, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at Bell Centre.

Charles Hudon at 1:16 and Max Pacioretty at 11:37 scored second-period goals for Montreal to tie it 2-2. Jonathan Drouin had an assist on Pacioretty's goal.

Video: WSH@MTL: Pacioretty taps in Hemsky's nice feed

Evgeny Kuznetsov at 5:07 and Jakub Vrana at 9:52 gave Washington a 2-0, first-period lead. Alex Ovechkin had an assist on Vrana's goal. The first four goals were on a power play.

Tom Wilson scored an empty-net goal, with Kuznetsov getting his second assist.

Carey Price made eight saves playing the first 29:22 for Montreal. Philipp Grubauer made 20 playing the same time for Washington.

Video: Kuznetsov, Smith-Pelly lead Caps to 4-2 victory

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