Max Domi broke a tie with 21 seconds left and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals 6-4 on Thursday night.

Montreal Canadiens' Charles Hudon hugs teammate Max Domi following Domi's goal past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens’ Charles Hudon hugs teammate Max Domi following Domi’s goal past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during third period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

At 18 years and 118 days, Kotkaniemi became the second-youngest goal scorer in franchise history.

Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie is crushed by Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie is crushed by Montreal Canadiens’ Nicolas Deslauriers during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Brendan Gallagher also had two goals, and Joel Armia added an empty-netter. Carey Price stopped 27 shots for his fifth victory of the season to help the Canadiens improve to 7-3-2.

Montreal Canadiens' Mike Reilly fends off Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Reilly fends off Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller each scored twice for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 38 saves.

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kotkaniemi tied it with his second of the night with 3:04 remaining. Surrounded by three Capitals players, the Finn got his stick on the puck and his shot trickled past Holtby. Domi gave the Canadiens the lead when Holtby fanned on his wrist shot.

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloves the puck as they face the Washington Capitals during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloves the puck as they face the Washington Capitals during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Ovechkin has 11 points in his past seven games. … Brooks Orpik (lower-body-injury) was out for Washington.

Montreal Canadiens' Mike Reilly sends Washington Capitals' Dmitrij Jaskin to the boards during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens’ Mike Reilly sends Washington Capitals’ Dmitrij Jaskin to the boards during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Montreal Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi scores past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby as Capitals' Brett Connolly looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi scores past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby as Capitals’ Brett Connolly looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals: Host Dallas on Saturday night.

Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault fires a shot to Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Montreal Canadiens’ Phillip Danault fires a shot to Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens: Host Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

Source: The Associated Press

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