Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season and Alexander Semin scored on the second of Washington's two penalty shots in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Alex Ovechkin returned to the Capitals' lineup after serving a three-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek.

Dennis Wideman and Matt Hendricks also scored for Washington, which won for just the second time in its last six (2-2-2).

Vokoun recorded his 47th NHL shutout, his first in 21 games against Montreal. He debuted with the Canadiens in 1996-97.

Peter Budaj stopped 20 shots for the Canadiens, who lost their third in a row.