Brendan Gallagher

Plekanec, Canadiens top Capitals 2-1 in shootout

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens looked like a team playing its first back-to-back of the season. They let the Washington Capitals take the first 14 shots and spent far too much time in the penalty box during the opening period. Yet they only trailed by one, and they eventually got their act together. Tomas Plekanec tied the game in the third period with his third goal of the young season, and the slow start evolved into a 2-1 shootout win Thursday night. "First period was probably the worst period since I have been a Montreal Canadien," said forward Brandon Prust, who's starting his third season with the team. "We were very fortunate to be down...