Markov continues resurgence in Canadiens' 4-1 win; Capitals 0-3 for 1st time since '93-94 | iNFOnews

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Markov continues resurgence in Canadiens' 4-1 win; Capitals 0-3 for 1st time since '93-94

Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) dives after his shot was blocked by Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 24, 2013 - 6:44 PM

WASHINGTON - Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades.

Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee, Markov was part of a second-period spree in which the Canadiens scored in all sorts of ways against a Capitals team that is out of sorts. In order, Montreal's goals came 5-on-3, 5-on-4 and 5-on-5 in a little over 6 minutes to take a 3-0 lead.

Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price made 30 saves. Montreal, the worst team in the Eastern Conference a year ago, has won two straight under new coach Michel Therrien since opening the season with a loss to Toronto.

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