Capitals-Canadiens: Montreal Scores Last and Wins

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 11, 2009

The Montreal Canadiens hosted the Washington Capitals tonight at the Bell Centre. Both teams played yesterday, but weren't short on the spectacle tonight.

An exciting high scoring affair was offered to the crowd. We could call this game a ''who scores last,'' where the last to score wins the contest.

Both teams exchanged goals at a fast rate during the third period and were tied at four when Sergei Kostitsyn scored the winning goal, with about 20 seconds to go. The game's first star was Tomas Plekanec who scored two goals, one of them while playing short of a man.

It seems that Plekanec and the Canadiens' man advantage are out of their respective slump. The Habs scored during the advantage in their last three games.

The Canadiens scored a total of four goals during this exciting third period. With the victory, Montreal's head coach Guy Carbonneau will be the assistant coach of Boston Bruins' coach Claude Julien at the upcoming 2009 All-Star game.

(Picture: Tomas Plekanec, Canadian Press.)

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