Washington Capitals Head Coach Bruce Boudreau had a tough choice to make this morning when picking a goalie to put between the pipes tonight as the Caps hit the Centre Bell to face the Canadians in Montreal, but he made a good one.

Semyon Varlamov seems to have benefited from entering Game 2 halfway through on Saturday Night, because when tonight rolled around, he looked completely comfortable in goal.

He let up only one goal throughout Game 3, but by the time that goal was scored, the game was well out of hand for an 8 seeded Montreal Canadians team without the firepower that Washington is capable of producing with its scorers.

My wife didn’t come into the room until the game was 3-0, and she was surprised to find out that none of the goals belonged to anyone named Alex or Backstrom.

It was a complete effort on the ice for the Capitals tonight, and if they can keep playing like this – playing the way that they played during their long winning streaks during the regular season – they shouldn’t have any troubles finishing off this series.

Great work tonight from Eric Fehr, Tom Poti, Boyd Gordon and Mike Green.  I don’t have time to rewind the tape and talk about the great plays I saw them make.  Next time around I’ll have to keep a notepad and pen at the ready like a real reporter / columnist, but when Game 4 comes on television on Wednesday Night, be sure to be on the watch for them, as they were the keys to winning tonight.

The series might be 2-1, but the Capitals are on a roll, and don’t be surprised if this series ends 4-1, which is what will happen if the second half of Game 2 and the entirety of Game 3 is any indication.  With the role-players significantly contributing, I’d say there’s a good chance that Games 4 and 5 will be enjoyable.