The Caps lost to the Habs 2-1 in a shootout, but Barry Trotz thinks the game got away in the first period when Washington couldn't put away Montreal.
Andre Burakovsky scored the first goal of his career, but the Capitals lost to the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout.
Watch the full shootout from the Capitals opening night game at home against the Canadiens!
Brooks Orpik and Brandon Prust tussled behind the net before John Carlson and Travis Moen entered the scrum.
Capitals rookie Liam O'Brien had his first-career fight against Brandon Prust in the second period.