Habs beat Caps in pre-season match in Quebec City

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Habs winger Jacob de la Rose battles Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly on Thursday at a pre-season match at the Vidéotron Centre. The Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champions 5-2.

Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals came to town on Sept. 20 and the visit of the 2018 Stanley Cup champions turned out to be just what the Montreal Canadiens needed to turn around their early pre-season fortunes.

Playing in front of a crowd of 11,300 at the Vidéotron Centre, the Habs dominated the Caps with a 5-2 victory, at one point holding a 4-0 lead over the visiting team.