Big Capitals dub last night ends the week with a bang

Up next for the Caps is the Devils who also looked good last night.

Sonny Milano, Washington Capitals
Sonny Milano, Washington Capitals / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

In the words of Canadian rapper Drake from a song, "last two games the Washington Capitals took L's but last night they bounced back". So no he didn't actually rap those lines but you get the point. Caps got a big win last night up north in Canada and it came at the expense of the Montreal Canadiens to avoid the regular season sweep.

They previously lost a close game in overtime the last time they met in Montreal. Then the Caps dropped one on home ice right after the all star break. In the end the Caps scored two goals in the third period to win 4-3. It was big. They're now six points out so just need the Red Wings to go on a slide.

Anthony Mantha got things started with his 17th goal of the season with Protas and Nick Jensen setting him up. The goal came at 3:40 and right on the door step. Arber Xhkaj tied it at 5:04. Then T.J. Oshie gave the Caps the lead on a power play goal at the 10 minute mark of the opening period. Dylan Strome and Alex Ovechkin assisted and it was his 300th goal of the game. He always was meant to be a Capital.

So far so good, Caps led 2-1 and in shots 16-11.

Alex Newhook at 16:15 tied it at 2 in the second. But in the third let's just say the boys unleshed the fury.

First it was Sonny Milano in his first game back since Dec. 10 with an upper body injury that put the Caps up front at 3:27. Max Pacioretty and Joel Edmundson helped out there. Nick Suzuki then tied it back up at 9:45 with the PPG.

Aliaksei Protas would win it at the 11:57 mark with Nic Dowd and Mantha assisting. It was Protas fourth of the season. Next up for the Caps is a Tuesday night matchup with the New Jersey Devils who took care of business in a win over the Flyers last night at the Meadowlands in the NHL's Stadium Series.