MONTREAL (AP) — Nothing is getting past Carey Price these days.
The star goaltender made 36 saves for his second shutout in a row, Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Washington Capitals 1-0 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
It was nearly a repeat of Montreal's last game Thursday night against the Rangers in New York, when Price got the shutout and Pacioretty scored late in the third period for a 1-0 victory.
The Canadiens improved to 15-3-1 in their last 19 games.
"We're all making contributions," Price said. "It's a team sport."
Pacioretty went to the net to tip Tomas Plekanec's pass over goaltender Braden Holtby for the winning goal. P.K. Subban's assist was his 200th career point.
With Price sharp, that was enough.
"You get goose bumps when you're stepping out of the tunnel because you want to step up for him," Pacioretty said. "It sounds cheesy, but he really is the backbone of this team."
"When we let him down by giving up a chance that's not deserved and he makes a big save, I think we bear down a bit harder for him. It was a good example today. We left him out to dry a couple of times."
Holtby, coming off a shutout win Wednesday over Pittsburgh, made 29 saves in another scoreless three periods.
"I thought both goaltenders played real good," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "I thought we played a solid road game, we just couldn't find the back of the net."