“I think everybody’s starting to watch the standings every day, to be honest with you,” Kronwall said.
Mrazek will stick around for at least one more game, backing up Howard in Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.
John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five.
“Even it was only four shots, it’s still four shots I haven’t had in a month,” Howard said.
“It would be a great honor,” Fedorov said, “but if not, it’s still awesome to be part of it.”
Stephen Weiss picked up his seventh goal for the Red Wings, but Detroit was never in it.
The lawsuit, filed in November 2013, that contends the NHL did not do enough to protect players from head injuries.
“Not going to give it up that easy, that’s for sure,” Howard said Tuesday as he sat in his locker and Mrazek sat in the next stall.
Ilitch said the people charged with designing the Red Wings’ new home visited other arenas to determine what elements fans value most.
Rob Gronkowski puck-tuated a Super Bowl victory with a spike on the ice.