NHL Playoffs 2010: Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens
The Washington Capitals will try to bounce back from their disappointing opening game defeat when they face the Montreal Canadiens at the Verizon Center for Game 2 of NHL’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Heading into this series, the Capitals were expected to blow out the Canadiens who grabbed the last playoff spot. But on Thursday night, Tomas Plekanec scored 13:19 into overtime to give Montreal a 3-2 victory against Alexander Ovechkin and the gang.
Ovechkin was held without a point or a shot on goal during that match. The 24-year-old Russian left winger has been held without a shot only four times in his five-year NHL career and Washington averaged 3.82 goals per game this season.
“Our best players weren’t our best players tonight and their best players were,” Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said following their defeat. And because of that, the 2008 Jack Adams awardee will seemingly change his lineup for tonight’s fixture, inserting Brendan Morrison and scratching Boyd Gordon.
The match kicks-off at 7:00 p.m. ET.
UPDATE: The Capitals won over the Canadiens 6-5. Series tied at 1-1.