Canadiens goalie Carey Price and teammate Yannick Weber react after Jay Beagle’s first-period goal for the Capitals on Tuesday night. Joe Giza, Reuters
• At a Glance: This time, there was no celebrating for the Canadiens in Washington as they were blanked 3-0 by the Capitals on Tuesday night. The first two goals came late in the first period and were the result of some poor execution by the Canadiens. Jay Beagle scored with a great backhand shot that went over Carey Price’s right shoulder with 3:40 to play after the Canadiens lost a puck battle behind Price’s net. Mike Green made it 2-0 in the final minute of play as the Canadiens scrambled in their own end and Green was left alone to Price’s right and blasted a one-timer into the top corner. Alex Ovechkin scored into an empty-net in the final minute to seal the win, which was never really in doubt. The Canadiens were flat on the power play, going 0-for-5, while also blanking the Capitals in eight chances.
• Key Moments: The Canadiens were completely dominated in the faceoff circle all night by the Capitals.
• What It Means: Montreal’s struggles continue as they have lost seven of their last nine games and fall to 20-15-2.
• What’s Next: The road trip’s final two games are Thursday and Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, respectively.