John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period with a groin injury after attempting to make the save on Brouwer’s goal.
Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new.
One of the more unique plays you might ever see in hockey has Red Wings fans a little upset on Thursday.
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.