Sunday, Jun 26, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Sports

Eaves' goal helped lift Detroit Red Wings to 4-3 shootout win over Washington Capitals

DETROIT -- Patrick Eaves' shootout goal helped lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 shootout win over the Washington Capitals tonight at Joe Louis Arena.

Eaves was the 13th shooter in the extra session; after Eaves scored, Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped Washington's Jay Beagle to secure the win.

Jason Chimera’s power-play goal gave Washington a 1-0 lead; he redirected Nicklas Backstrom’s shot from the right circle past Howard at 15:24 of the first.

Drew Miller tied the game at 1-1 2:09 into the second, and Danny DeKeyser gave the Red Wings their first goal with 1:39 left in the first on slapshot from the point.

Washington's Casey Wellman tied the game at 2-2 eight minutes into the third, and Gustav Nyquist gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead two minutes later.

The Red Wings killed off a slashing penalty against Tomas Jurco in the game's final four minutes to preserve a one-goal lead, but Alex Ovechkin's goal with seven seconds left in the third forced overtime.

The home-and-home series between the two teams continues at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Washington

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…