Just a city boy / born and raised in North Detroit (Photo: Dave Reginek)
With the Metro division lead nearly within reach, the Washington Capitals headed to Delta City for their first date against the newly Eastern Conferencified Red Wings.
Brooks Laich opened up scoring– both for the game and the Caps’ beleaguered second line– with a solo expedition into Wings territory capped off with a nifty backhand goal. On the power play later in the first, Johan Franzen tied it up with a no-angler to Holtby’s short side. Tomas Tatar served up Franzen for another before the first period was up.
Danny Dekeyser caught a no-look, skip-a-man pass and scored a power play goal at the tail end of the second period to make it 3-1.
Early in the third, Alex Ovechkin chipped it in to put the Caps in striking distance. Michael Latta tied it in the final 10 minutes of regulation, backhand-swatting his first career NHL goal. That tied the game at the end of 60 minutes, so — yet again– into overtime we went. Where nothing happened. So…
Zomg shootout bullets!
- Holtby sent back Datsyuk’s soup
- Grabo was forced wide
- Franzen was denied the DC Hat Trick
- Ovi put it right into Howard’s pads
- Bertuzzi tried to spin and Braden was all, yeah okay pal
- Nicky Backstrom WON IT
Caps beat Wings 4-3 in the shootout!