Well the Caps raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first period before Montreal chipped away in the second and third period to take a 3-2 lead. The Caps ran into their "old friend" third period penalty trouble and that made putting this game away virtually impossible. Thankfully, the Canadiens also had an issue with penalties in the final minute and that gave the Caps a chance to tie it up on Eric Fehr's second goal of the night. Overtime ended with the score still tied and then we had the skills competition. Semyon Varlamov played excellently all night and was invincible in the shootout stopping all three of the Canadiens shooters. Cary Price also stopped the Caps first two shooters before yielding the game winner to Nicklas Backstrom. I'll have more as well as a few other musings in the morning, there are just too many other sports things to watch and think about tonight what with the numerous College Football rivalries to cogitate upon and several more games available on NHL Center Ice.
The first period tonight was pretty darn well played by the Caps the rest of the game "not so much" but hey two points look like two points in April even if they were a little ugly in November.