Capitals Down Detroit 4-3 - Match Report
Washington needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Friday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.
Washington won as a +135 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Nicklas Backstrom clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Capitals. Washington got goals from Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, and Michael Latta in the victory. Laich opened the scoring at 5:50 of the first period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 34-save effort for the Capitals.
Johan Franzen (2) and Danny DeKeyser scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Jimmy Howard stopped 30 of 33 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 37-33.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face New York.