Ovechkin records three assists as Capitals double-up on Canadiens

Evgeny Kubinetsov scored his seventh and added an assist. Alex Ovechkin also had three assists in a game, which was the first time Alex Ovechkin had done so in almost four decades. On Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Dmitry Orlov (John Carlson, Nic Dowd) also scored goals and assisted as Washington won the seventh and final game of its nine-game West Coast tour.

Michael Sgarbossa was awarded his first goal in Capitals history. Ovechkin completed his three-assist night with Tom Wilson when he scored on a single-timer of the feed. This brought Ovechkin’s season assist total up to 18.

Ilya Samsonov won his seventh game in eight starts with 25 saves, despite his shutout streak ending at 170 minutes and 13 seconds.

Montreal lost its fifth out of six games after Jake Evans and Artturi Lehkonen scored goals and assisted.

Cole Caulfield also scored. Jake Allen made 28 saves in his return to the Canadiens, after missing four games due to a concussion.

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Wednesday night, the Capitals continued their scoring touch as they beat the Canadiens by a score of 6-3 in Washington. 0:58

Washington led by a score of 3-0 within the first fifteen minutes, and it didn’t look back.

Dowd opened the scoring with a wraparound rebound of his own rebound.

Carlson made it two when his one timer from the point passed a screen Allen and bounced off the underside the crossbar.

Washington was helped by Montreal when Sgarbossa diverted Cedric Paquette’s clearance attempt towards Allen’s goal, and Alexander Romanov misjudgedly kicked it into the net.

Ovechkin’s pass across Wilson’s crease made it 5-2 in the third. Orlov made the score 6-2 just before Lehkonen scored.