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Montreal Canadiens (22-22-7)


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vs. VGK 
5-4
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Vrana has goal, assist as Capitals beat Canadiens 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) The Washington Capitals proved they can score a lot of goals even without Alex Ovechkin.

Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Monday night for their fourth straight win.

Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals, and T.J. Oshie had two assists. Washington, 7-1-0 in its last eight games at Bell Centre, was without star forward Alex Ovechkin while he missed his first game this season to serve a one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game.

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Leaders
Points: T. Tatar44
Plus/Minus: P. Danault13
Shots on Goal: B. Gallagher162
PIM: T. Tatar32
Win: C. Price20
Shutouts: C. Price2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 154 (15)
Shots: 1779 (1)
PP%: 20.1% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 363 (26)
Assists: 240 (18)
SH Goals: 3 (26)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 29 10 12 70
Tampa Bay 29 15 5 63
Florida 28 16 5 61
Toronto 26 17 7 59
Buffalo 22 21 7 51
Montreal 22 22 7 51
Ottawa 18 23 9 45
Detroit 12 35 4 28
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 160 (8)
Shots Against: 1622 (10)
PK%: 78.7% (21)
Penalty Minutes: 329 (30)
Shutouts: 2 (16)
Sv%: 0.901 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/28 A. Lehkonen Illness (day-to-day)
1/28 M. Domi Illness (day-to-day)
1/11 B. Gallagher Head (day-to-day)
11/16 J. Drouin Wrist (IR)
11/16 P. Byron Knee (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/26 D. Weise Called up from minors from Laval-AHL
1/19 D. Weise Sent to minors Laval-AHL
1/15 M. Peca Sent to minors Laval-AHL
1/8 L. Vejdemo Sent to minors Laval-AHL
1/7 L. Dauphin Traded for Michael McCarron
1/6 C. Folin Sent to minors Laval-AHL
1/5 C. Folin Waived
1/3 I. Kovalchuk Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
1/3 M. Scandella Traded for 2020 4th-rd pick
1/3 A. Sturtz Traded w/ 2021 5th-rd pick for Mike Reilly