Lars Eller scored with less than 90 seconds left in overtime and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Monday night.

Alex Ovechkin scored twice for the Capitals, while Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom added goals in regulation.

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Kenny Agostino (47) wrestle during first-period NHL hockey game action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and Montreal Canadiens left wing Kenny Agostino (47) wrestle during first-period NHL hockey game action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Washington was without goal-scoring threats T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov, who were sidelined with upper-body injuries.

Pheonix Copley, making his fourth consecutive start, gave up four goals on 22 shots before getting pulled in the second period. Braden Holtby stopped all 22 shots he faced in relief.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Reilly (28) scores the first goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during first period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Reilly (28) scores the first goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during first period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mike Reilly, Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry and Kenny Agostino scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 29 saves.

With an assist on Montreal’s third goal, Max Domi became the first Canadiens player with a 10-game point streak since Vincent Damphousse in 1996.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during first period NHL hockey action Monday, November 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during first period NHL hockey action Monday, November 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Montreal outshot Washington 44-34.

Losing 4-2, Backstrom started the comeback at 13:20 of the second period, shortly after the Canadiens failed to score on a four-minute man advantage.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes the save on Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes the save on Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ovechkin tied the game at 4-4 with a one-timer just 1:02 into the third period and with the Capitals on a 5-on-3 power play.

Eller scored the winner with 1:26 left in overtime, beating Price with a soft wrist shot between the pads.

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) gets a stick to the chin from Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) gets a stick to the chin from Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Down 2-1 to start the second, the Canadiens scored three quick goals in a 1:15 span.

Gallagher got the first, 20 seconds into the second period, on a centering pass by Phillip Danault.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes a glove save on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during third period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes a glove save on Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during third period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

After a scramble in front of the Washington goal, Petry gave Montreal a 3-2 lead on the power play when he spotted a loose puck in the crease and chipped it over Copley’s pad at 1:08.

Agostino, with his first goal in a Canadiens uniform, doubled Montreal’s lead 37 seconds later, deflecting Artturi Lehkonen’s shot past Copley.

Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrew Shaw (65) is stopped by Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrew Shaw (65) is stopped by Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during second period NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Canadiens got on the scoreboard first through Reilly’s second goal of the season at 9:20 of the first period.

Connolly and Ovechkin scored 1:24 apart in the first to give Washington a 2-1 lead after 15 minutes.

Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) celebrates with teammates Michal Kempny (6) and Jakub Vrana (13) after scoring the winning goal in the overtime period against the Montreal Canadiens in NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) celebrates with teammates Michal Kempny (6) and Jakub Vrana (13) after scoring the winning goal in the overtime period against the Montreal Canadiens in NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Montreal’s Noah Juulsen left the game in the first period after taking a puck to the face. The Canadiens tweeted that he was taken to the hospital “for further examination.” … Montreal’s Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Washington’s Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson each had two assists. … Montreal defeated Washington 6-4 in the first meeting between these two teams earlier this month.

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring during third period NHL hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring during third period NHL hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals: Home against Chicago on Wednesday.

Canadiens: At New Jersey on Wednesday.

Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) scores the winning goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the overtime period in NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals centre Lars Eller (20) scores the winning goal against Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) during the overtime period in NHL hockey action Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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