If the Capitals are going to advance deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they’ll need to get some easy wins. Washington got one Monday night, 5-1 over the Canadiens in Montreal.
The Caps scored four unanswered goals in the second period and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves as Washington cruised to a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Caps outshot the Canadiens 36-27 in winning their second straight game.
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