MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi says he’s never heard such a loud roar from the crowd.Kotkaniemi scored his first two NHL goals and the Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 6-4 on Thursday night. Montreal’s Max Domi broke a tie with 21 seconds left Matt Ryan Jersey Limited , and Joel Armia had an empty-netter two seconds later for the fastest two goals in NHL history.“It was a special moment to share that with the fans. That’s the best thing I can get,” Kotkaniemi said. “It was pretty fun. That was pretty crazy. I’ve never heard a crowd like that.”Kotkaniemi tied it with his second of the night with 3:04 remaining. Surrounded by three Capitals players, the Finn got his stick on the puck and his shot trickled past Holtby. At 18 years and 118 days old, Kotkaniemi became the second-youngest goal scorer in franchise history.Domi gave the Canadiens the lead when Holtby fanned on his wrist shot. Armia added an empty-netter off the ensuing faceoff, a record-breaking two goals in two seconds.“To see (Kotkaniemi) light it up twice was pretty special,” said Max Domi, who scored the game winner minutes later. “He deserves it and I can’t wait to see what the future is for him now.“He’s been unbelievable since the start of the year. He’s a special player and he’s going to be really good player for a long, long time in this league and for this team.”Kotkaniemi was given the game puck, which he said he might give to his mom.“I hope she’s not crying now,” Kotkaniemi said about his mother, who shed tears when her son scored a goal during the preseason. “I hope she’s happy now.”Brendan Gallagher also had two goals http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/matt-ryan-jersey , and Carey Price stopped 27 shots for his fifth victory of the season to help the Canadiens improve to 7-3-2.Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller each scored twice for the Capitals, and Braden Holtby made 38 saves.“A lot of uncharacteristic mistakes for us,” Eller said. “Turnovers at the blue line, not executing passes in our own zone, fumbling the puck. Weird game. It’s not usually how we play.”NOTES: Ovechkin has 11 points in his past seven games. … Brooks Orpik (lower-body-injury) was out for Washington.UP NEXT:Capitals: Host Dallas on Saturday night.Canadiens: Host Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Through the early part of the season, the San Jose Sharks have had a hard time holding leads and closing out opponents. After a disappointing road trip, San Jose looks to reverse those trends on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres.The Sharks are back at SAP Center after dropping three of five, capped by a 3-2 setback to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. In three losses, San Jose (2-3-1) either let leads slip away or failed to capitalize before a contest was out of reach.Article continues below ...“We’re not scoring enough and not getting enough saves; it’s a bad combination,” coach Peter DeBoer said after the game in New Jersey.The Sharks surrendered three third-period goals in a 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Oct. 8. Three nights later, San Jose yielded the tying goal in the third before falling in overtime to the New York Rangers. DeBoer’s club then gave up two goals in the final 20 minutes of the loss to the Devils.In the opening game of the trip on Oct. 5 Authentic Calvin Ridley Jersey , the Sharks wasted an early two-goal lead before beating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in overtime.But San Jose’s struggles go beyond end results. One facet of the club’s special teams unit is struggling while another is flourishing. The Sharks are 2 for 21 with the man advantage, but also has three short-handed goals this season. The club registered eight such tallies in 2017-18.“We have to find a way to get another goal a night, and part of that is power play and part of that is 5-on-5,” said DeBoer. “We have to find a way to get another save a night. Part of that is defending a little tighter and part of that is getting another save.” One player off to a solid start is San Jose winger Evander Kane, and he’s scheduled to face the team that traded him away last winter for the first time.Selected fourth overall in the 2009 NHL Draft, Kane never lived up to high expectations in nine-plus seasons with three clubs before being dealt to the Sharks in February.But Kane provided an immediate boost for San Jose. In 17 games, he collected nine goals — including a career-high four against the Calgary Flames on March 16. In his first playoff action, the 27-year-old notched four goals in nine contests, but the Sharks lost in the second round to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in six games.Kane, who signed a seven-year contract extension in May, leads the Sharks with four goals and is tied with Kevin Labanc for the team lead with five points.Buffalo has split the first two games of a five-game swing after falling 4-1 to Vegas on Tuesday. Vladimir Sobotka scored in the final minute to help the Sabres avoid being blanked for the second time this season.“We’ve got to make sure our execution has to be ready when the puck drops Calvin Ridley Jersey Limited ,” coach Phil Housley told the Buffalo News. “Not 10 minutes into the game or at the end of the first period.”Even with the loss, Buffalo is 6-1-1 in its last eight road games against Pacific Division foes. However, the Sharks swept both meetings in 2017-18 and are looking for their fourth straight win in the series.Sobotka, who is playing with his first Eastern Conference team after nine seasons with the St. Louis Blues, has eight points in his last eight matchups versus the Sharks. The native of the Czech Republic registered the only hat trick of his NHL career on March 9, 2013, in San Jose.While Carter Hutton has struggled with nine goals allowed in his last two games, the Sabres’ new starting netminder could be poised for a bounce-back game. Hutton is 4-1-1 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .955 save percentage in his career against San Jose.Linus Ullmark, who earned his first NHL shutout last Saturday by making 36 saves in a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes, has never faced the Sharks.