Max Domi breaks late tie, Canadiens beat Capitals 6-4
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.
At 18 years and 118 days, Kotkaniemi became the second-youngest goal scorer in franchise history.
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.
Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller each scored twice for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 38 saves.
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.
NOTES: Ovechkin has 11 points in his past seven games. … Brooks Orpik (lower-body-injury) was out for Washington.