Rookie Karl Alzner Plays Important Role in Washington Capitals Win Over Montreal

November 28th, 2009 by Dave Nichols Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals stormed out of the gates, going up 2-0 midway through the first period.  But the home-standing Montreal Canadiens scored three straight goals in the second and third periods and looked to be controlling the game. But Eric Fehr snuck a rebound attempt underneath Carey Price with 11.4 seconds remaining with the Caps playing six-on-four, and Nick Backstrom beat Price with a snap shot in the third round of the shootout to lift the Caps over the Canadiens, before a raucous, sellout crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Things got off to an encouraging start for the Capitals (15-5-6). Fehr and Alex Ovechkin scored 1:12 apart in the first period to take a serious 2-0 lead, and minutes later, Ovechkin came in alone on a breakaway on Price.  The "Great Eight" put a quick deke on the netminder and went to his forehand, but Price was equal to the task, keeping his team in the game long enough to get them started.

Montreal (12-12-2) answered pretty quickly in the second period.  With Jay Beagle in the box for a "light" tripping penalty, Jaroslav Spacek landed a blast from the point to cut the deficit in half at 5:40.  Ten minutes later, ...

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