Washington vs Detroit Wrap - Detroit Wins 4-3
It came down to a shootout and Jimmy Howard foiled the opposition in a 4-3 victory for Detroit over Washington Friday.
Detroit won as a -153 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Patrick Eaves potted the shootout winner for Detroit. Detroit got goals from Drew Miller, Gustav Nyquist, and Danny DeKeyser in the victory. Miller opened the scoring at 2:09 of the second period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 26-save effort for the Red Wings.
Jason Chimera, Alex Ovechkin, and Casey Wellman scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Michal Neuvirth stopped 42 of 45 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Detroit scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Washington went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 45-29.