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Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings (L 2-3 SO)

February 18 2017 at 2:01 PM

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https://www.nhl.com/news/washington-capitals-detroit-red-wings-game-preview/c-286879004

CAPITALS (39-11-6) at RED WINGS (22-25-10)

2 p.m. ET; NHLN, CSN-DC, FS-D, NHL.TV



Capitals team scope

Goalie Braden Holtby could win his 15th straight decision, which would be the second-longest streak in NHL history, two behind the record set by Gilles Gilbert with the Boston Bruins in 1975-76. Holtby is 14-0-0 in his past 16 starts. Before a six-day break, the Washington Capitals were on a six-game winning streak and 26-4-3 in their past 33 games. They haven't played since a 6-4 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 11. "We'll see how we come out of the break," Capitals forward Justin Williams said after practice Friday. "There is no pregame skate, so this is it. We've got back-to-back afternoon games, we've got one skate after five days off and we play." The Capitals defeated the Red Wings 6-3 on Feb. 9 in the fifth game of their winning streak. The Capitals obtained defenseman Tom Gilbert, 34, from the Los Angeles Kings in a trade for future considerations. Gilbert, who has played 11 NHL seasons, was sent to Hershey of the American Hockey League. "It's a really good move for us; it gives us some depth," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "He has played in some playoff games, he has played against good competition, he is a veteran guy, he's got some offensive talent."



Red Wings team scope

The Detroit Red Wings will try to end a five-game losing streak (0-4-1). They are nine points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference and 10 behind the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit lost to the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Wednesday. "It's been a tough season, not just for me," said Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, who has never missed the playoffs in 13 seasons with Detroit. "It's hard to go through this. We've had some tough seasons lately, making the playoffs in the last couple games, but we've never been this far back." The Red Wings play six of their next seven games on the road, starting Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.



Capitals projected lineup

Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Justin Williams

Brett Connolly -- Lars Eller -- Zach Sanford

Daniel Winnik -- Jay Beagle -- Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner -- John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov -- Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik -- Nate Schmidt

Braden Holtby

Philipp Grubauer

Scratched: Taylor Chorney, Jakub Vrana

Injured: Andre Burakovsky (hand)



Red Wings projected lineup

Tomas Tatar -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Anthony Mantha

Andreas Athanasiou -- Frans Nielsen -- Thomas Vanek

Justin Abdelkader -- Darren Helm -- Dylan Larkin

Riley Sheahan -- Luke Glendening -- Steve Ott

Danny DeKeyser -- Mike Green

Brendan Smith -- Xavier Ouellet

Nick Jensen -- Niklas Kronwall

Petr Mrazek

Jared Coreau

Scratched: Tomas Jurco, Ryan Sproul

Suspended: Gustav Nyquist

Injured: Jimmy Howard (knee), Jonathan Ericsson (wrist)



Status report

The Red Wings changed line combinations in the third period Wednesday, moving Larkin to the first line and dropping Mantha.



Who's hot

Washington is 7-2-1 in its past 10 road games. … Backstrom has four goals and nine assists in a seven-game point streak. … Ovechkin has 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in his past 17 games. … Zetterberg has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his past 10 games.



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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 2:20 PM 

Game on...

pretty good first few minutes, Ovechkin a shot early, then Wilson charges but no call, and now a hold puts the Caps on defense and the PK...

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 2:24 PM 

And good pressure and a rebound right to Nielsen puts the Wings up 1-0.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 2:32 PM 

Oshie catches an elbow to the side of the head, PP Caps...

killed, Holtby stops a breakaway, and a few shifts later, another- he's down 1, but it could be 3 or 4 already.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 2:49 PM 

Pretty sloppy period for the Caps, but Det icing with 1:10 left 1st, a goal would be nice...

almost Oshie, and icing again with :38.7... Caps to the PP, Det with a faceoff violation- playing the puck with his hand (which the replay kind of shows he didn't)...

shot, glove... shot, glove... work, shot, great clear by Ott and the period ends.

1-0 Wings, end 1st.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:07 PM 

Here I am for the start of the second period, but I'm also having dinner. Will pay more attention in the third.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:09 PM 

Caps with a good chance thanks to Kuznetsov, just after the end of their PP.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:12 PM 

3-on-2 for the Wings, that was one too many to stop for the Caps, Tatar scores. 2-0.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:12 PM 

2nd on... lots of puck movement, no result... a clear... way offside Caps... killed, more good work, but Mrazek comes up big...

bad turnover by the Caps, tic tac toe from center, Holtby gets part of it with his stick but it's

2-0 Wings.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:24 PM 

Caps don't look sharp at all... PP Wings, about 11:00 left 2nd... killed, and things are getting chippy- they may come to blows soon,,,

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:41 PM 

Sanford!!! 2-1.

Possible review for offside... No.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:41 PM 

Woohoo!!! 1:20 left 2nd Sanford!

2-1

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:42 PM 

Just what the Caps needed, a goal near the end of the period. They'll have to find their game in the third period, though.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:43 PM 

Caps on the PP with 0.7 second left, hehe.

End of second period, 2-1 Wings.

Caps need this PPG.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 3:44 PM 

And a PP to start the 3rd...

let's go, Caps!!!

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 4:10 PM 

Holtby with a big save on Vanek!

Time for the Caps to wake up and play hard.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 4:13 PM 

(The replay shows Alzner had actually touched the puck with his glove on the pass to Vanek, which may have disturbed Vanek on his shot, but still a strong save by Holtby.)


    
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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 4:18 PM 

Got to make this PP count...

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 4:18 PM 

Caps on the PP again. I won't say anything.

 
 

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Re: Game 57 at Detroit Red Wings

February 18 2017, 4:23 PM 

Killed, but the Caps are showing better things. We should see some more intense hockey in the remaining minutes.

 
 
 
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