The Capitals and Red Wings are tied at 59 points, in the middle of a six-team pack in which two points separate eighth place from 13th place in the East.
Alex Ovechkin had a game-tying goal with 7 seconds left in the third period, but Patrick Eaves scored in the seventh of the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Friday night.
Detroit has been weak on the power play in January, converting on just 4 of 50 opportunities.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was injured in December when he was hit from behind during a game in the KHL while playing for Dynamo Moscow.
Once again, a Washington Capitals leadership baton is passed from Dale Hunter to Adam Oates.
The Washington Capitals’ nine-game winning streak has brought them within one point of the Eastern Conference lead. The Detroit Red Wings are trying to tighten their grip on second place in the West.
As I am reading comments on my Facebook regarding the Caps early exit from the playoffs I cannot help but laugh at the collective ignorance of the average hockey fan. It’s either ignorance or pure […]