Sheldon Souray scored the winning goal, then dished out the credit to teammate Tomas Plekanec.
Souray scored 2:01 into overtime as the Canadiens snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory yesterday in Montreal.
Plekanec scored twice in regulation before setting up Souray in overtime during a two-on-one. Souray, ejected from Montreal's 5-4 shootout loss in Pittsburgh Wednesday for fighting with Colby Armstrong, one-timed Plekanec's pass and drove the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury into the right side of the net.
"He played a really excellent game and he's done that over the last few games," Souray said of Plekanec. "He's stepped up offensively and we need that. You look at his two goals, they were just the result of hard work and being in front of the net. He was willing to pay the price, and he got rewarded for it."
Sidney Crosby assisted on power-play goals by Jordan Staal and Ryan Whitney. The 19-year-old forward leads the NHL with 59 assists and 84 points.
He also was stripped of the puck in the Canadiens zone by Plekanec on the play that led to the winning goal.
Capitals 2, Islanders 1 -- Alexander Semin scored the lone goal in a shootout to help host Washington snap a three-game losing streak.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 33 goals, was held scoreless on just two shots -- one in regulation and none through the first two periods. He also misfired in the shootout.