Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Bell Centre:
How it happened: T.J. Oshie scored once in regulation and netted the only goal of the shootout to give the Caps their second win of the preseason. Alex Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Caps and Justin Williams picked up a pair of assists. The Caps owned a 43-25 advantage in shots.
Another Dan-dy: Caps goaltender Dan Ellis stopped all 12 shots he faced, plus three more in the shootout, to extend his scoreless streak to 2½ periods of hockey in the preseason. Ellis has not yet allowed a goal in two exhibition appearances.
Holtby allows three: Caps starting goaltender Braden Holtby allowed three goals on 13 shots in two periods of work against the Canadiens.
Ovi on the PP: Alex Ovechkin netted his first goal of the preseason on a power-play strike set up by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Williams. Ovechkin led the Caps with six shots and delivered three hits.
Whistle happy: The Caps and Canadiens were called for 17 penaties in the game, resulting in 7:08 of power-play time for the Caps.
Ice time leaders: Defenseman John Carlson led all Caps skaters with 25:04 of ice time, including 4:49 on the man-advantage. Connor Carrick logged 21:36 of ice time, recording four shots, four hits and three blocked shots. Center Derek Roy won eight of 12 faceoffs.
Roster cuts: The Capitals have released 17 players from their training camp roster on Thursday. Forwards Travis Boyd, Cole Wilson, Derek DeBlois, Miles Koules, Kevin Elgestal, Garrett Mitchell, Max Sauve, Nathan Walker Austin Fyten, Dustin Gazley, Caleb Herbert, defensemen Joey Leach, Connor Hobbs, Joey Leach, Bobby Shea, Erik Burgdoerfer and goaltenders Marek Dekanich and Taran Kozun. The Caps’ roster is now at 44 and must be down to 23 by the start of the regular season.