Montreal Canadiens
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#63 Montreal Canadiens
vs. #64 Washington Capitals

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:05pm EST
Capital One Arena, Washington
Written by Chris Kubala
A pair of teams from the Eastern Conference playoff picture take the ice in the nation’s capital. The Montreal Canadiens take the trip on the road to face the Washington Capitals Friday night. Montreal comes in off a 3-2 shootout win over Columbus in their last game, which came at home Tuesday night. Washington edged Philadelphia 2-1 in a shootout on the road Wednesday night in their previous contest. The Capitals have won six of the last eight meetings between the teams, including a 2-1 home win in the most recent matchup on April 4, 2019.

Montreal Canadiens Look to Gain Ground in Atlantic Division

Montreal won their second straight game as they forced overtime late and then won in a shootout at home over Columbus. The Canadiens entered Thursday tied with Florida for second in the Atlantic Division, three points behind Boston for the division lead. Montreal is 6th in the league in scoring as they put up 3.44 goals a night so far this year. The Canadiens are 19th in the league by giving up 3.06 goals per contest this season. Montreal is 14th in the league on the power play by converting 20.7 percent of their chances with the man advantage this season. The Canadiens are only 28th in the league in penalty killing as they successfully get through only 73.7 percent of their shorthanded situations on the year. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1194448759758962688 In their last game, Montreal did just enough to force the game to the extra session and then prevailed in a shootout. The Canadiens were outshot 15-11 in the opening period and trailed 1-0 after the opening stanza. In the second period, Montreal owned a 14-11 edge in shots but the period was scoreless, leaving the game 1-0 after two periods of play. During the final period, the Canadiens owned a 7-6 edge in shots and outscored Columbus 2-1 to force overtime. Brendan Gallagher scored his eighth of the year at 3:27 off assists from Victor Mete and Shea Weber. After giving up the go-ahead goal with less than two minutes to play, Tomas Tatar sent the game to overtime with his sixth of the year at 19:19 off assists from Nick Suzuki and Phillip Danault. In the extra session, Montreal was outshot 3-0 but neither team lit the lamp to force a shootout. During the shootout, Jonathan Drouin scored the lone goal to give Montreal the victory. Carey Price made 33 saves in the win as the Canadiens were outshot 35-32 in the game.
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