By NOAH TRISTER/AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) – Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 45 seconds into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the fourth straight game and remained tied with Sergei Fedorov for the NHL’s career lead among Russian players. Justin Williams scored for the Caps on a first-period power play after Dylan Larkin had opened the scoring for Detroit.

Braden Holtby had 25 saves for Washington, including two stops on clean breakaways during regulation.

Kuznetsov won it with his sixth goal of the season, skating in on Petr Mrazek from the right wing and beating the Detroit goalie to the far post.

 

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