Montreal Canadiens edge top-seeded Washington Capitals 3-2 in OT in playoff opener

The Montreal Canadiens surprised the Washington Capitals with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 of their best-of-seven playoff series Thursday night at Verizon Center.

Tomas Plekanec beat Jose Theodore 13:19 into overtime during a three-on-two break for the game-winner.

Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak made 45 saves to lead the Habs past the league’s highest scoring team in just his second playoff start and, incredibly, Montreal held MVP candidate Alexander Ovechkin without a shot.

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