WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB)- The Red Wings lost 6-5 Sunday afternoon at Washington as league leading scorer Alex Ovechkin netted the winning goal with 2:23 left in overtime. The Capital’s win earned them a split in the home-and-home series. Gustav Nyquist recorded his first career hat trick yesterday and also had an assist for Detroit, who beat Washington 4-3 in a shootout on Friday at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard took the loss yesterday, allowing all six goals on 28 shots in the setback.
The Red Wings play at home tonight against Vancouver.