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

April 17, 2010

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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Washington Capitals’ 14-game winning streak snapped by Montreal Canadiens, 6-5

February 10, 2010

The Washington Capitals’ team record 14-game winning streak was snapped by the Montreal Canadiens tonight 6-5 in overtime.

Brooks Laich had a hat trick and tied the game at 5 for Washington with just 19 seconds left in regulation when he redirected a shot by Mike Knuble.

But Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec, who scored two goals, fired the game-winner past Jose Theodore with 7.5 seconds left in overtime.

For the rest of the article, see http://www.examiner.com/x-37753-DC-Sports-Headlines-Examiner.