Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the 3rd duration to boost the Washington Capitals to a four-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in a penalty-stuffed NHL pre-season sport on Wednesday evening.
The Capitals led via two targets in the primary duration thru Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jakub Vrana ahead of Chares Hudon and captain Max Pacioretty levelled the rating in the second one.
Former Canadien Smith-Pelly scored the winner with five:54 final on the clock when he deflected Connor Hobbs’ level shot over Charlie Lindgren, who overpassed the puck.
Tom Wilson added a fourth for Washington into an empty web.
Carey Price, in his first sport of the pre-season, allowed two targets on 10 photographs ahead of being changed via Lindgren at nine:22 of the second one duration. Lindgren made 10 saves in reduction.
Philipp Grubauer stopped 20 of 21 photographs. His alternative Pheonix Copley made 21 saves.
Montreal outshot Washington 43-22.
Special groups have been the variation on Wednesday as the primary 4 targets of the sport have been scored on the ability play.
Kuznetsov were given the guests on the board at five:07 of the primary as he danced round Habs defenceman Mark Streit to transport transparent on function.
Vrana made it 2-zero when his centering move deflected off Brandon Davidson’s stick into the roof of the web.
Hudon were given one again for the Canadiens at 1:16 of the second one on a one-timer in the slot off a great feed from defenceman Victor Mete.
Ales Hemsky discovered Pacioretty all by myself subsequent to Copley’s function with an exact saucer move at 11:37 of the center body for the simple equalizer.
The Capitals took 9 minor consequences in the sport to Montreal’s 4.
It was once the primary legit sport in a Canadiens uniform for 22-year-outdated ahead Jonathan Drouin, who was once traded for defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev in the off-season.
Andrew Shaw (neck) and Noah Juulsen (foot) weren’t in the lineup for the Canadiens. Both gamers have been injured in Montreal’s first pre-season sport on Monday.